Filling a Hole

I was tired of things not working out. So I paid a local handyman to build a wishing well in my backyard. When it was completed I went out to the well and thought about a wish. Then I tossed in a nickel.

By the end of the week I had won the lottery; I met, fell in love with and married the woman of my dreams; and I became twenty years younger. However I felt disappointment because none of these fulfilled the criteria of my wish.

Later that night, I couldn’t sleep. I took a flashlight and went out to the wishing well. I shined a light into the water down below. I saw my shiny nickel reflecting back at me.

I said, “Excuse me, Wishing Well. I’m wondering if there is a problem?”

The Wishing Well said, “How do you mean?”

I said, “I made a wish. Where is it?”

The Wishing Well said, “Ah, what was your wish again?”

I said, “To not care if things work out.”

The Wishing Well said, “Oh, yes. Right. Um, I’m sorry it hasn’t happened yet. Sometimes things take time. I’ll try harder. Can you give me at least a month?”

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