May 7, 2001    





If you had a Monkey's paw, and it granted you three wishes, what would they be?

Wish number one would obviously be to understand the magical powers of the  monkey paw. The second would be for money and the third for more wishes.

Alias Irrelevante

1) A long and healthy life; 2) A loving family and close friends with whom to enjoy that life; 3) Enough resources that reasonable comfort never became an issue.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

A monkey's paw.... Must be a good luck thing. I never heard of it. Three wishes....selfish wishes would be.... pay off the car loan, pay off the mortgage, pay off the student loans.

unselfish wishes would be.... peace between Isrealis and Palestinians, peace in Northern Ireland, and an honest person as president of the U.S.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

If I had access to a benign, good-natured Monkey's Paw, I would wish for:

1) the ability to find contentment and happiness in just being, so as to truly enjoy life
2) good health all the days of my life
3) lilacs in bloom all year round

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

Well, considering how the story turned out...Haha. Seriously though, for gas prices to go down (yeah, even a monkey paw couldn't do that i bet!), to have the love of my life here with me in Arkansas (instead of in SC), and to have an ocean in Arkansas.

Angela, 16
Bella Vista

I wish to pass this ap lit exam. I wish to pass the ap history exam. i wish to pass the ap government exam.

Katie, 25
, FL   USA

Never take wishes from a monkey's paw, that's what I've learned.

Karen, 21

First wish - More money.
Second wish - World peace.
Third wish - A million more wishes. Or if that's disallowed, then to live a perfect and fully content life until I die.

Shanna, 16
Cardiff  ENGLAND

If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.  If turnips were watches, I'd wear one by my side.

Jill, 60

obviously my first wish would be for eternal wishes, but spposing that wasn't possible i'd wish that cigarettes had never been invented then we wouldn't even know about them to want them. second wish would be to be able to stop time, whenever I wanted to. and my third wish would be contentment.


I wish to be more energetic I wish to have my depression, anxiety, ADHD cured I wish to find my soulmate

Melodi, 19
, OH    USA

I would wish for world peace, nature restored from being polluted and no person to be hungry or poor.

Stephanie, 25

1. to teach my 16 month old how to sleep through the night.
2. to fund a full time return to school.
3. a pretty red VW beetle.

Maggie, 20
, IL   USA

If you had a Monkey's paw, and it granted you three wishes, what would they be?

First of all i would have to wish for world peace, then that Audrey Hepburn was still alive and lastly i would wish for a cure for AIDS and cancer to be found.

Becky, 16

To have enough money to pay off all my debts with a bit left for fun, a guarantee that my daughter will live and long and healthy life, and an all-out, complete and final cure for cancer so that it's no longer anything more to dread than a common cold.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

1) I would wish that humans were not so ignorant to the fact that we
are destroying the world
2) I would wish that we would not only have the knowledge to know how to save the world from destruction, but do it.
3) Money was not an issue.

Fish, 40
Port Dover  CANADA

I don't know what a monkey's paw is supposed to be, but I can come up with three wishes. I'd like to have neither myself nor my lover have to work - to be able to take jobs we enjoy, rather than jobs we hate just to have an income. I'd like to not have any allergy problems ever again. And I'd like to get rid of my ADHD, my depression, my OCD, and all my other listings in the DSM-IV.

etoile, 20

I saw the movie. I'm not messing with that thing.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills

None, everybody knows the Monkey's paw is evil and will twist you wishes into something horriable!

Jonathan, 19
, NC   USA

Nothing. I'd give it to someone else...I saw what happened on the Simpsons:P

Kevin M.

1. I wish that my husband might like himself.
2. I wish for $500,000 (I don't want to be greedy)
3. I wish that I might have three more wishes.

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

If I had a Monkey's paw...these would be the three wishes:

One, to be able to make my living off of writing...the kind of writing I like to do.
Two: For there to be an end to all hatred, bigotry,and ignorance in the world.
Three: To visit Greece, Alaska, Russia, and Rome before I croak...

Frodo, age unknown
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