One day a man spotted a lamp by the roadside. He picked it up, rubbed it vigorously, and a genie appeared.

“I’ll grant you your fondest wish,” the genie said.

The man thought for a moment, then said, “I want a spectacular job. A job that no man has ever succeeded at or has ever even dared try.”

“Poof!” said the genie. “You’re a housewife.”

Vocabulary Help

  • spot – ver, identificar
  • roadside – beira da estrada
  • pick up – pegar
  • rub – esfregar
  • think (think, thought, thought) – pensar
  • fondest wish – desejo mais ambicionado
  • dare – ousar
  • try – tentar
  • housewife – dona de casa