one can gather, Tahiti, or 'French Polynesia' if you
prefer, is smack dab in the middle of nowhere.
daughter Sam is a PhD candidate in Anthropology, so I asked
her to show off.
did the Tahitians originate from?
answered they came from Taiwan.
the Hawaiians came from Tahiti.
Rick Archer's Note:
In March 2018,
Marla Archer took 16 guests on a trip to Paradise, also
known as Tahiti. We were gone for
16 days (March
The 16 people on the trip were as
Rick and Marla,
Kyle and Yvette Guidry, Dale and Jackie Morrison, Jim and
Cindy Hudson, Tom and Elaine Holthe, James and Vickie
Wright, Joe Brenner and Sandy Murray, plus two ladies, Mary
Burns and Diane Youngblood.
highlight of the trip was spending two and a half days at
Hotel Intercontinental, a luxury hotel on the island of
Tahiti with a direct view of the island of Moorea 10 miles
across the water.
As one can
gather from the picture above, a big part of the hotel was
built out from the shore. This new extension included
a stunning lagoon stocked with exotic fish. Behind the
lagoon were a series of honeymoon bungalows. This
extension was a very beautiful area to explore. To be
honest, the hotel grounds were so vast and exquisitely
landscaped, I really had no desire to explore the island of
Tahiti. I had my paradise right before me... with
took an evening boat ride around Tahiti to see the sunset.
Alas, there were clouds. So much for the sunset.
Fortunately Dale Morrison kept us well entertained with a
series of jokes. His favorites were lawyer jokes...
the difference between a catfish and a scum sucking
One is delicious and the other is a lawyer.
you call 500 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A good start.
Dale is a lawyer himself. I have never quite figured
out why, but lawyers seem to love telling lawyer jokes.
had a good lawyer joke of my own to share with Dale. I
am happy to report that he liked it. My joke is at
the bottom of the page, but you can
read it now if you wish.
I have always
wondered why these islands are referred to as the
Society Islands, so I decided to figure it out.
According to Wikipedia,
here's the answer.
Islands includes a group of islands in the South
Pacific Ocean. It is, politically and legally, part of
French Polynesia. The archipelago is believed to have
been named by Captain James Cook during his first voyage
in 1769, supposedly in honor of the Royal Society, the
sponsor of the first British scientific survey of the
islands. However, Cook himself stated in his journal
that he called the islands Society "as
they lay contiguous to one another."
The Society Islands are divided into two
Windward Islands (Îles du Vent):
Mehetia, Tahiti, Tetiaroa, Moorea, Maiao
Leeward Islands (Îles Sous-le-Vent)
Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora, Tupai, Maupiti,
These islands may have been discovered by the English, but
they ended up in French hands. Today it is called 'French
Polynesia' because France is in charge.
The islands became a French protectorate in 1843 and
colony in 1880. They have a population of 235,295
inhabitants (as of 2012).
So what do you suppose the French did once Tahiti fell into
their lap? Send the military and build forts?
Oh, heck, no. Why bother with that? Instead they
sent over Paul Gaugin, a famous French artist. Once
Gaugin began sending back paintings of gorgeous
bare-breasted Tahitian women, French men flocked to the
island in droves.
We all remember the Joni Mitchell song about how they ruined
Paradise with Parking Lots. It turns out priests can
be just as effective. Once the priests saw how much
fun those immoral French men were having, naturally they had
to send some priests over to put an end to all this heathen
If there was one sour note on this trip, it was the
undercurrent of resentment felt by the Polynesian people
over years of European interference. In a manner
similar to the American Indian, the entire way of life of
the Tahitians was altered. In Tahiti, the British and
the French have taken turns imposing their laws, their
religion, and their language for the past three centuries.
For example, the nerve of some English explorer to rename
the Tahitian islands as the 'Society Islands'.
It's like, what gives you the right to show up and tell us
what our name is?
Obviously the same thing has happened in Africa and
Southeast Asia as well. However, it is one thing to
read about it, another thing altogether to 'feel it'.
This was the first time I have ever traveled to an area
where I could see first-hand the damage done to the pride of
the indigenous people. I cannot imagine the
humiliation of being forced to surrender one's culture to
Fortunately, on a more positive note, in
recent years the Tahitian language and history has been
reintroduced in the school system. This is a major
step in the right direction.
Trivia question: What are the Sandwich Islands?
From what I gather, there are 118 islands in all.
Besides the Windwards and the Leewards, there are the
Marquesas Islands including Nuku Hiva, an
island we visited. Then there are the Tuamotu Islands,
including Fakarava and Rangiroa,
two other islands we visited. Oops, change that. Fakarava and Rangiroa are not
technically 'islands', but rather they are
So what is an Atoll? An atoll is a donut-shaped
island... it has a big hole in the middle. The coral
of the atoll often sits atop the rim of an extinct seamount
or volcano which has eroded or subsided partially beneath
the water. The lagoon forms over the volcanic crater
or caldera while the higher rim remains above water or at
shallow depths that permit the coral to grow and form the
reefs. For the atoll to persist, continued erosion or
subsidence must be at a rate slow enough to permit reef
growth upwards and outwards to replace the lost height.
In the old days, atolls were used
to test nuclear weapons. Fortunately we've gone beyond
that. These days the lagoons inside the atolls are excellent places for
scuba diving and snorkeling due to the abundance of fish and
Trivia question: What is the most famous
atoll in history?
While some of the places we visited were Atolls with giant
holes in the middle, other places had a giant volcano in the
middle. Then some places had a little bit of both.
Bora Bora, for example, had a volcano plus a
well-defined coral reef which ringed much of the island.
This explains why Bora Bora is so popular as 'The Place'
to see all kinds of fish.
Trivia question: Name a group of islands
in the Indian Ocean that are mostly atolls.
Our gang did extensive snorkeling at Bora Bora.
Believe it or not, several intrepid members actually swam
with the sharks. First of all, our guide had the sense
to feed the sharks first. I thought that was a nice
touch. Our sharks were not as large as
humans and they stuck to the surface of the water.
Once we saw these sharks were not particularly threatening,
everyone relaxed a bit. However, there were some
really big sharks deeper down. No one had any interest
in getting close to those guys. They looked hungry.
Trivia question: What are the three
corners of the Polynesian Triangle?
With the exception of the island of Tahiti, there was little
in the way of modern development on any of the islands.
If there was a two-story structure on the remote islands, I
didn't see it. The islands struck me as what Hawaii looked like before
development. That said, the standard of living in this
area seemed high. Not only is there is plenty of land
available for homesteading and agriculture, if you're hungry,
go find a fishing
pole. The Tahitians I saw seemed well fed.
Trivia question: What does Rapa
Our time on board the Oceania Marina was spent
primarily on four
activities: eating, drinking, playing trivia, and
Our group absolutely dominated the dancing. The ship
had their orchestra play from 5-7 pm. When our group
danced, there were 100 people watching, but rarely
did anyone dare join us. I think they were intimidated
at being seen next to us. However, since no one
bothered to take a picture to illustrate this odd situation,
I have no way to show how weird it was to be out there
Currently here in America, it
appears that social dancing has reached a real stand-still,
especially when it comes to the art of Formal Dancing.
Other than members of
Marla's travel group, virtually no one on the ship had a
clue when it came to Formal Dancing. These
guests were extremely well-heeled travelers.
Given these people
have the money to
afford this type of cruise, one would imagine they would
also wish to acquire the sophistication of Formal Dance.
What better way to enhance the romantic
opportunities of their
Instead, everyone but us stayed glued to their seats.
group had the floor to ourselves every Happy Hour throughout
the two-week trip. Meanwhile, 100 people would sit in the
lounge drinking their Martinis and watch
in consternation. It was all rather sad.
One woman came up to ask where we all learned to
dance. After the discussion got rolling, she said
whimsically, "You all make it look like so much fun. I wish
I could get my husband to dance."
I replied, "Unfortunately, a guy
cannot learn this kind of dancing on the spot.
something you have to prepare for in
She replied, "I know and so does
my husband. He said if he had to do this cruise over again,
he would have taken dance lessons. But
I guess it's too late now."
This Tahiti trip was the 41st trip
organized by Marla. She and I discovered right at the
start that partner dancing and cruise trips go hand in hand.
That is why
this trip was an eye-opener
for me. If Marla and I could figure out how valuable 'Dancing'
is on a cruise ship, why can't anyone else?
Apparently the rest of the world hasn't
figured out how pleasurable it is to dance with one's
partner on these trips. This suggests to me that in modern society, Formal
Dancing is pretty much a lost art. One need look no further
than the seat-bound Tahiti guests
on this ship to surmise this.
to the wise.
of us have reached the age where we like to travel,
I have a suggestion... if you plan to cruise in the near
future, take some dance lessons. They are bound to pay
off during your trip.
However Country-Western is not going to cut it.
Many of the
dance floors don't have enough room to travel
many cruise ships, the dance floors are small.
is why I developed a preoccupation with learning more about
'Small Floor Formal Dancing'.
This style of dance includes Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha and
takeaway from our adventure to Tahiti was the camaraderie
among our group. We got along so well that we
turned into one big happy family. If you would like to
know more about our trip, I have an
Five men -
James, Kyle, Dale, Tom and Joe - went to a considerable
amount of trouble to post their favorite pictures from the
trip on the Internet. I highly recommend you
2018. There are over 200 pictures
posted. These pictures absolutely bring our trip to
And now for the
Trivia questions. The Hawaiian Islands were once referred to
as the 'Sandwich Islands', named by James Cook
for the Earl of Sandwich back in England.
famous Atoll in history has to be the Bikini
for the bikini design was coined in 1946 by Parisian
engineer Louis Réard, designer of the bikini.
the swimsuit after Bikini Atoll, where testing on
the nuclear bomb was taking place.
word 'bikini' came to signify a much
different kind of bombshell.
The Maldives is a South Asian country located in the Indian Ocean.
Lying southwest of Sri Lanka and India, the country
consists only of small islands. It is a
chain of 26 atolls.
The Polynesian Triangle is a
geographical region of the Pacific Ocean with
Hawaii, New Zealand, and Easter Island at
is at the exact center with Samoa to the west.
I will conclude
my story with two anecdotes.
By and large, our group
did very well at Trivia. We were definitely one of the
three best teams, but we did not dominate.
Due to some stiff competition, we won some of the time, but not all of the time.
One day, one of
the husbands indicated that the men were the main reason our
group was doing so well. Bad move. In a huff,
the women left and formed their own team. To the
considerable embarrassment of the guys, the women beat the
incident still makes me laugh.
Eight of us were dining
in a very dark Japanese restaurant and some of the food was
unfamiliar to us. Before I continue, I should add that
we were all in a bit of 'Happy Hour Fog' from a
flurry of two for one drinks.
At one point,
the server brought us each two items... endamame beans and
what looked to me like a bowl of wonton soup. The soup
was clear and there
was a large
white noodle in the middle of the soup.
I ignored the
wonton soup at first. But when I glanced at it again,
in the gloom, the white noodle seemed larger. I
assumed it was my imagination, but when I looked at it a
second time a minute later, it seemed even larger. But
I wasn't sure because it was dark and because I was... well,
I'd rather not say.
In my case,
since I was so unsure what to do with the soup, I avoided
it. However, one lady was braver. She got out
her fork and knife and attempted to cut the noodle in half.
To her consternation, the noodle fought back... it refused
to be cut!
lady asked the server how to eat this noodle.
"Uh, ma'am, that
is a moist towel to use when you finish your endamame
Rapa Nui is the Polynesian name for Easter Island. The island is
currently owned by Chile 2,000 miles away.
The island got
its European name when Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen first
encountered it on Easter Sunday in 1722.
years ago, an advanced seafaring civilization called
Rapa Nui built 887 giant monuments.
Island statues, 'moai', are enormous stone
figures placed along the coastline as if surveying the
island's interior lands. The largest statue weighs 90 tons
and stands 32 feet tall.
archaeology's greatest mysteries is what happened to the
Rapa Nui people of Easter Island.
what is the story behind these statues? The statues
are so massive their origin remains a
Stonehenge and the Pyramids, the sheer size of the statues makes people wonder
if alien technology was responsible.
Written by Rick
How about a house on
people love the water, a popular vacation and retirement fantasy is
to find a remote island and get away from it all. Although I
myself am more
of a mountain guy, my wife Marla says a house
on the ocean would suit her perfectly.
told me we would be visiting Tahiti, I thought it would be
fun to indulge her island fantasies a bit.
displays pictures of mouth-watering
cabanas built right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
(Rick's Note: I found these blurbs
on a vacation website. I am always amused by the
lengths writers go to hype their particular location. As for me, I personally would
NEVER use such flagrant hyperbole myself. Never.)
Tahiti, Queen of the Pacific
Tahiti, often called the island of love, is the
largest of all French Polynesian islands. Deep
valleys, waterfalls cascading into cool rivers and
streams hide between the beautiful mountains,
overlooked by majestic peaks. The flat coastal
lands, are planted with fields of tropical flowers
and home to most of the island's population.
Tahiti's beaches vary from black sand beaches on the
north east coast and white sand beaches on the south
west coast. Papeete, the capital, is the place to
shop for authentic souvenirs at the great local
Bora Bora, the Romantic
Bora Bora island is possibly the most famous island
in the world
(Rick's Note: I
seriously doubt that Bora Bora is the most famous
island in the world.)
Lush tropical rainforests, white sand
beaches and palm covered motu surrounding the island
and the gorgeous azure lagoon, make this island the
perfect nest for romantics and honeymooners... Bora
Bora is love at first sight.
Moorea, the Bay Island
Crystalline lagoons, home of dolphins and rays.
Waterfalls tumble down the steep pineapple covered
mountains. Volcanic peaks rise high above the
tranquil waters of Cook's Bay and Oponohu Bay.
Peaceful meadows and gardens of hibiscus, birds of
paradise and many more exotic plants will renew your
belief in the majesty of nature. Less than ten
minutes away by air from Tahiti, Moorea is ideal for
a day's visit.
Huahine, Garden of Eden
Huahine, picturesque, with its lush rainforests,
rich and fertile soil growing abundance of vanilla
and bananas on the slopes of a very diverse and
dramatic geography, is one of Polynesia's best kept
secrets. A scenic road winds around the two small
islands that compose Huahine, through charming
villages, beautiful vistas of crystal-clear lagoons,
rich with sea life, where lie motu islets bordered
by white sand beaches and coconut trees. Maeva
village is a wealth of archeological sites that go
back to 1000 years. The spell cast by Huahine will
last a lifetime.
Raiatea and Taha'a
Far less traveled than Bora Bora or Moorea, these
two sister islands offer an experience of a true
unspoiled Polynesia. They share a wonderful lagoon
rich in sea life, and ideal for sailing, scuba
diving and outrigger canoeing.
Taha'a, filled with a rich aroma of vanilla
lingering in the air, is "The Vanilla Island". This
flower shaped island charms us with the simple
beauty of its soft mountains and surrounding of tiny
motu on the endless lagoon. Taha'a still maintains
an authentic flavor of Polynesia.
Life on these remote atolls is simple and normally
quiet and peaceful. In the small villages the
visitor can discover the true flavor of the Tuamotu,
often participating in the daily activities of the
Paumotu people. The interior lagoons are a haven for
black pearl farms, fish parks, snorkeling and scuba
Tikehau, Remote, Beautiful,
Tikehau, considered to be one of the most beautiful
atolls of Polynesia, is a graceful crown of
pink-sand beaches. In this pristine world, fish seem
to outnumber people. The interior lagoons are a
haven for black pearl farms, snorkeling, exploring
the Isle of Birds and enjoying endless hours of
kayak ballads encountering rays, exotic fish and
coral gardens. The local people, friendly
inhabitants of the small village of Tuherahera,
invite you to share their world beyond imagination.
Every time our
group went snorkeling, we would pass small,
uninhabited islands. Finally I got curious and asked
what the deal was. Our guide Aru explained that these
small islands are known as a 'motu'.
Then Aru grinned
at me and said, "Hey, you want to buy one? They are
all for sale! Every rich Texan should have one!"
Now I wasn't
sure what to make of this mostly naked ladies man, but he gave
me the impression that any guy who owned his own motu would
be hot stuff with the babes.
might have a point. Every rich Texan should have a
Motu! Seriously, let's face it, there are times when
living in Houston isn't as much fun as it used to be.
Allison June 2001:
Worst Urban Flood in US History
Rita evacuees from
Houston Texas September 2005:
Worst Traffic Jam in US History
This Flood made Allison seem tame by
thought, I decided Aru was right. Now that Houstonians
are accustomed to living in the middle of an ocean, the
transition to Tahiti shouldn't be that tough. Maybe we
should all move to Tahiti or at the very least purchase an
island where we can get away from the traffic and the hustle
So I decided to
research the 'Motu Lifestyle' in hopes of giving Marla the
dream home she has always desired.
long strips of land are 'motus'.
is very small island.
It is a reef islet formed by broken
coral and sand surrounding
an atoll. These little, mostly nameless spits of land
can be found all over the area.
large enough to support structures.
It is also
possible to buy them.
I think I am going to buy one for Marla.
Most of the motus we saw
on the trip were just small slivers of land not even remotely large
enough to live on.
However, the motus in this picture have
enough size to support a few structures.
larger island, there
appear to be about 20 cabanas placed among the palm trees in
There are also
bungalow trophy homes out in the water. Note the long
walkway out to the trophy homes.
If you look
carefully, you will also notice a long bridge connecting the two 'motu'
Note the series of white
dots at the top of the picture. If one is not used to the many
coral reefs of Tahiti, one might think that is a man-made protective barrier.
However, that is actually a coral reef, completely natural.
Those white dots are tiny motus.
look at the larger
island, we can see cabanas on land as well as the ones out in the
I think this island has been developed as a resort. I think we
can assume these
two motus serve as Fantasy Islands for the rich.
If you are curious why
the water color changes, the dark blue is the deeper water and the
light blue color indicates shallow water. In the light blue
water, most of the time
you can even walk in the water (but boats can't go there for fear of
damaging the reefs). The shallow water
makes it perfect for snorkeling. You have to wonder how long these
small islands will hang
around with global warming. After a few more Antarctic glaciers
melt, these islands might just be marked for extinction. I
suppose that will make them easier to afford.
As one watches the
threatening water mark rise little by little, one is reminded of the
old saying, 'Buy in haste,
repent at leisure.' Just ask my friends who live out
in Katy. They've heard that phrase several times.
Now we come to some
Cabana Trophy Homes. Do you see the two blue squares in front of the
Since dark blue usually means 'deeper',
my guess is those
squares signify a place where someone dug out the sand to be used for docking purposes.
Here is a closer look at
Studying the architecture, wouldn't you agree our cabana hut
has 'dream home' written all over it?
Are you paying
What a lovely view.
Is that a hot tub
on the left?
I imagine those
ocean breezes are just perfect.
Here we have a
massage table with a see-through floor. This allows someone
to watch the fish swim by as they scream in pain.
suppose this is a cabana at
a resort. Private
homes don't typically have massage tables.
second picture I see a ceiling fan. Conclusion: There must be
electricity! The electric wires are probably disguised by
attaching them to the underside of the walkway from shore.
Makes me want to
I can't wait to
buy one for Marla!
That's pretty cool - three stingrays
right below the deck! Very high on the Wow! factor.
Do you the lady
on the deck?
That could be
Marla sipping her wine, enjoying herself as the world swims
In the second
picture, how about having a living room with a see-through floor!
Thanks to glass
bottom floors, the fish will provide constant entertainment.
It is like having a house on top of an aquarium.
I am still curious to know if these are
places to live or places to visit. The spare
furnishings suggest to me these cabanas are 'visited'. They
don't have that 'lived in' look. My guess is
these must be
resort pictures advertising their charms (and doing an
excellent job at it).
No need for hype when the
pictures do the trick for you.
So what do you think,
Marla? Are you ready to settle down on
Fantasy Island? Is this a valid Retirement Fantasy?
Want to spend the rest of your life watching fish float by
amidst soothing ocean breezes?
Or would you rather
just drop in for a visit sometime?
One thing for sure - Tahiti definitely qualifies as a
Wow, I just found an island
perfect for me. I quickly decided this was the one I want to buy.
But then I had second thoughts.
Are you ready to have a
look at my favorite island?
Alas, I lost
interest because I decided this picture is a fake. And why do I think
this picture is fake? A tennis court needs to
be an enclosed structure. Otherwise the tennis balls
will go into the ocean. I think someone is
pulling our leg with this picture.
Now if that was
a basketball court, that might make a difference. I
wouldn't mind jumping in the water to retrieve a basketball
because it would help cool me down. However, it might
be difficult to find 10 buddies able to drop by on short
notice. Oh well.
disappointment to find that Tennis Island is not all that it
seems, I decided it was time to get serious. So I went
to the Internet to see how I could go about purchasing Motu
Marla. Let's see what's out there!
seized upon a brochure from Motu Moie. And how did I
decide to pick this one? It was the first one on the
Tahiti is truly a
Paradise, don't you agree?
enough looking at these pictures of Paradise.
price tag at Motu Moie?
million. A little steep.
Even with some shrewd bargaining, Motu Moie
might be a bit out of my league.
So I decided to
dig deeper. Back to the Internet for more ideas.
was able to find something more in my price range.
Just so everyone understands, I
don't wish to be a hermit. My plan is to
let Marla teach a little Tahitian dancing to our friends and maybe hire a
local band to play at our dance parties on Motu Marla.
Remind me to
let you know what Marla thinks about my idea.
And now it is
time for me to share my favorite joke about Tahiti.
The Genie and the Law Firm
A certain big city law firm is under the
gun on a lucrative project. The pressure is almost unbearable.
Nevertheless, people do need to eat, so the boss authorizes a short
lunch. The boss, his secretary, and a rookie lawyer
just out of law school are driving to lunch. The traffic is ridiculous and they
haven't moved five feet in five minutes. The boss
is fuming. Noticing a parking spot
next to a city park, the boss
orders the first-year man to pull over and
everyone get out.
The high-powered attorney barks that it would be quicker to simply walk.
Then he looks at his watch and frowns. Addressing his
secretary, "What does my afternoon look like, Sarah?"
Worried she's about to miss lunch, Sarah squirms a little. Finally she admits, "You're
booked solid. You have one appointment after another, Mr.
The law partner fumes, "That's what
I thought. Damn, it's late! We
are wasting valuable time! Let's get moving, people.
Where can we go?"
Jeff, the first-year lawyer, points to the city
park. Jeff suggests, "Sometimes I walk to lunch. I know
a short-cut through this park."
The law partner snorts and says the rookie
better be right or he'll take any wasted time out of
the kid's salary.
So they walk through the park on their way to lunch.
Jeff, the over-worked first-year
lawyer, is so preoccupied with his
massive workload that he pays little attention to where he is going.
Suddenly Jeff trips over some
object buried in mud on the side of the trail.
Looking down, it appears Jeff has
kicked up an antique lamp
of some sort.
Sarah the secretary exclaims, "Oh,
how pretty! That looks just like Aladdin's lamp! I
can't wait to polish it off and put it on
the lamp gently to clean the mud
off a bit. Suddenly...
A Genie comes out in a
big puff of
The Genie takes a look, then says, "Boy,
am I glad to see you guys.
I've been stuck in that lamp for a
thousand years. But
I have a problem. I can only grant three wishes
and there are three of you. Therefore I will grant
you each one
Sarah the secretary
catches on fast. "Me first! Me first!"
"I haven't had a
vacation in years. I work year-round,
put in lots of unpaid overtime, and never call in sick. But it
seems like no matter how hard I work, I
am still too broke to go anywhere fun.
However I read travel magazines all the time, so I know just what I
Sarah pauses for effect. She hopes the boss will
realize she is underpaid and overworked. But the boss
doesn't blink. Undeterred, Sarah continues, "I
want to be in Jamaica laying in a hammock on the beach with my boyfriend.
We can smooch and cuddle
without a care in the world!"
Poof! Sarah's gone! She
vanishes before their very eyes.
At Sarah's sudden disappearance, the rookie
lawyer's eyes bulge in disbelief. Jeff asks the Genie,
"She's on a beach in Jamaica. That was her wish."
astonished to learn this incredible opportunity is
real. Taking a deep breath, Jeff says, "Since I joined the law firm,
I work seven days a week. I got married the moment I finished law school, but
ever since I started working here I barely
see my wife Mary at all. All I do is
work all day, go home late,
pass out, then get back up at 5 am to come to the office. Not
only am I exhausted, I miss my wife so much!"
Jeff stops to think. "I would like to be alone with
in Tahiti watching the sun set. We could live
together in one of
those straw roof bungalows
fruit drinks with umbrellas in
Poof!! Jeff is gone.
Now that Sarah and Jeff have been whisked off to
Paradise with their loved ones, that leaves only the law partner and
Standing alone in the park together, the Genie awaits his final
command. However, the boss is mulling something over.
"You're next," the Genie says to the law
Pressed for a decision, the partner looks
at his watch and frowns.
Finally he looks up. The boss curses under his breath
and mutters, "Oh hell, give 'em 20 more
... and then I want
them both back in the office after lunch."