An Englishman, an American and a Japanese are doing white water rafting, when all of a sudden they spot a huge drop to a waterfall they never knew was there.
They are moments away from plunging over a waterfall to their doom… Suddenly a genie appears.
The genie explains that he is the spirit of the waterfall, and he is of limited power. He cannot prevent their inevitable deaths, but he can grant each man one wish before he dies.
The American steps up first. “I love my country.
Before I die I want to sing my national anthem one last time. The full version. Give my friends lyrics sheets, so they can join in.
I want a full backing orchestra and a gospel choir.” “It will be done.” says the genie.
The Japanese goes next. “I love my country too. Nothing represents it better than our wonderful cuisine.
Please let me taste one more time, the delicacies of my village.
I want fermented sticky soy beans. Fresh sea urchin. Raw horse meat.
Pickled seaweed. Sugared omelettes. And please….provide enough so I can share the meal with my friends.”
“It will be done.” says the genie.
The Englishman quietly approaches the genie, and whispers in his ear ‘Just send me over the waterfall before the bloody song starts and the food gets here.”