Dorian Gray made a wish for his portrait to change instead of him and his wish actually came true.
This thing with a wish influenced me and as Lord Henry says, "There is no such a thing as a good influence". I had to learn it the hard way.
One day I said to my husband that I wished so badly (without actually thinking it through) for my phone and my email accounts all disappear. Ridiculously...two weeks later all data on my iPhone got erased and I happened not to have any kind of back up. I had a clean phone! I was so shocked that I could not say a word. (That's a lie. I was yelling hysterically all evening!!!) I had children birthdays to attend and had no numbers to call the parents. My sister contacted me in a couple of days and gave me all the contact numbers for my family members. I said to her that it could be a sign of some sort and her reply was, "Learn to back up your phone, blondie". She is much much blonder than me, by the way:)
Then a week later my main email address stopped working completely. The message said I had too many emails and that I was out of storage space. I looked at my inbox and was really surprised to notice that the number of my unread emails alone was exceeding 10,000. So I started to erase them, first by trying to sort them out and then just by randomly moving them to the trash folder. My email address would still not work. After a week of erasing and emptying the trash bin I finally selected all 9,000, which were left, and clicked the delete button in a state of complete despair. I got my inbox completely empty but my email address would still not work har-har-har.
Then I decided to update my Skype application and, after I did that, some of the contacts started to appear pending instead of active.
So it seems to me the wish is DEFINITELY WORKING! HOORAY! (Just kidding). The good news is I still have my mailing address working and I LOVE getting postcards, especially if they are drawn by hand.
Oscar Wilde is a man of dangerous mind. Don't try his tricks.