A Hell's Angel biker was riding on the road one night when he accidentally knocked on something in his path. When he stopped and took a look at it, it was a genie's lamp. He rubbed it a few times and out came a genie.
"So tell me, mate," the genie said in a thick Aussie accent, "what is thy wish?".
The biker thought for a while and said, "well I've always wanted to ride along the coastal line of Seattle and then proceed to a bridge system that connects the mainland with Hawaii".
"Well you can't be serious, mate!" the genie replied in disbelief. "Do you know how many engineering calculations need to be done, the material costs, the project duration and massive work forces that need to be prepared? And the distance! It's almost impossible! Give me a second wish eh."
"Well alright," said the biker, a bit ashamed. "Well I've always wanted to know what a woman really wants."
The genie, while remained floated in the air, gave a long thought while rubbing his chin and raising his eyebrows for a couple of times. After a while he finally said something:
"So do you prefer a single lane, or a double lane bridge?"
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"The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'"
From Sigmund Freud: Life and Work by Ernest Jones, 1953.