A man on his Harley was riding along a Victorian beach road in Australia when suddenly the sky opened above his head and, in a booming voice, God spoke, “Because you have always tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.”
The biker pulled over, not quite believing his good fortune, and looking directly up to the skies, shouted, “Build me a bridge to Tasmania so that I can ride over anytime I want.”
God replied, “Your request disappoints me. It is selfish and materialistic.
Think, for a moment, of the enormous challenges in such an undertaking.
The supports would need to reach all the way down to the ocean floor and the amount of concrete and steel it would take are almost unimaginable!
I can do it, – but it is hard for me to justify your desire for such worldly things.
Take a little more time and see if you can come up with something that could be of benefit to all of mankind.”
The biker was silent for a long time.
Finally, he composed himself, and said, “God, I wish that I, and all men, could understand women.
I want to know how they feel inside, – what they are thinking when they give you the silent treatment,- why they cry, – what they actually mean when they say nothing’s wrong,- why they snap and complain when you try to help,- and how all men might be able to make women truly happy.”
There was a long pause and then God replied: “You want two lanes on that bridge or four?”….