A lead systems engineer, a lead software engineer, and their program manager are walking along the beach during lunch when they come upon an old brass lamp. They pick it up and clean it. Poof … out pops a genie.

— Thank you for releasing me from my – lamp-prison. I can offer you 3 wishes. Since there are 3 of you I will grant one wish for each of you.

The systems engineer thinks a moment and says:

— I’d like to be sailing a boat across the pacific racing before the wind with an all girl crew.

— It is done, said the Genie, and poof … the systems engineer disappears.

The software engineer thinks a moment and says:

— I’d like to be riding my Harley with a gang of beautiful women throughout the American Southwest.

— It is done, said the Genie, and poof … the software engineer disappears.

The program manager looks at where the other two had been standing and rubs his chin in thought. He then tells the Genie:

— I’d like those two back in the office after lunch.

Vocabulary Help

  • release – libertar
  • wish – desejo
  • sail – velejar
  • all girl crew – tripulacao so de mulheres
  • ride – andar (de motocicleta)
  • throughout – atraves
  • rubs his chin – coca seu queixo
  • thought – pensamento
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