A week ago, I was walking through an old district of Prague and found an old lamp. I tried to clean it by rubbing it... And you guessed that correctly: A genie appeared saying: "I will fulfill you one wish."
Being a long time Worldbuilding member, I said: "I wish for an infinite number of wishes."
The genie laughed and said: "So be it! But you have to fulfill at least one wish to one person every day, otherwise you die. As long, as you keep fulfilling the wishes, you will be kept alive. No loopholes." And then he disappeared.
Because I really do not want to test (yet) if I will really die without fulfilling a wish, this is what I realized so far:
- Once a person is granted a wish, I cannot fulfill any other wish for that person. So if you wish infinite wishes, as I did, nothing happens and your wish is over.
- You can wish for another person. But that cancels your own wish (you cannot wish for yourself afterwards)
- Once I say "So be it" after the wish has been told to me, that wish is fulfilled. (And funnily enough, I have to say it out loud and in English.)
- I tried "atomic bomb" and "pile of gold" as stupid wishes with my friends. Both were fulfilled. Next wish (in exchange for the pile of gold) was "make the bomb disappear" which was fulfilled too.
- I have the ultimate power of not fulfilling a wish. But I totally must fulfill at least one wish a day (and I really do not want to try what happens if I don't do it).
- I still need to eat, drink, breathe, sleep (and use toilets) as I used to.
- If you say a wish to me in a language that I do not understand, I cannot fulfill it. But, it does not cancel your "one wish per person" rule. (Thank you my French speaking friend!)
- I understand Czech, English and basic German.
- Wishing "make Pavel normal again" did not do anything.
- Specifying amounts: As long as you state some amount, that amount is going to be fulfilled. For instance, the Czech word for "pile" is "kupa" which is close to kopa, the medieval number for 60. So "pile of gold" gave us 60 gold bars.
- If the amount is not specified, a wish for "a water" was influenced probably by my imagination, that such person wants a glass of water. But generally it seems to me, that I cannot condition the wishes, or dramatically change the scope of a wish.
- I was not given my original wish. I just have to fulfill wishes for anyone else than me. And I am pretty sure there is only a finite number of wishes I can fulfill. This sucks...
I am at a point where I am about to reach people who I do not know (outside my "friends and family" circle).
Obviously, I do not want to destroy the worlds economics by giving a pile of gold to anyone I meet. I also do not want to destroy the world itself by giving atomic bombs to anyone I meet. While I know that were extremes, thanks to my previous question I know people are strange.
So, today, I fulfilled wish "a lollipop" to a small child. On one hand, I would like to keep living a "normal" life as I did previously, on the another hand, I would like to also do some good in this world.
How should I proceed further? I am ultimately scared of being locked away and approached by just one person a day with clear agenda: Either I fulfill that wish, or I die...