He bent over, picked up the mouse, and put it in his pocket. The mouse spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me and change me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week."
The programmer took the mouse out of his pocket, smiled at it, and returned it to the pocket.
The mouse then cried out: "If you kiss me and turn me into a princess, I'll stay with you and do anything you want."
Again the programmer took the mouse out, smiled at it, and put it back into his pocket.
Finally, the mouse asked: "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess, and that I'll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"
The programmer said: "Look, I'm a programmer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking mouse, now that's cool."
source: Sunday Star, 3 May 2015