Fun_People Archive
3 Feb
Only two drinks tonight

Date: Thu,  3 Feb 94 15:25:44 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: Only two drinks tonight

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 From: theresem

An Irishman walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guiness and
sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.  When
he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.  The
bartender asks him, "You know, a pint goes flat after I draw it; it would
taste better if you bought one at a time."  The Irishman replies, "Well,
you see, I have two brothers.  One is in America, the other in Australia,
and I'm here in Dublin.  When we all left home, we promised that we'd drink
this way to remember the days when we drank together."  The bartender admits
that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.

The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way:
He orders three pints and drinks them in turn.  One day, he comes in and
orders two pints.  All the other regulars notice and fall silent.  When he
comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't
want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your
great loss."  The Irishman looks confused for a moment, then a light dawns
in his eye and he laughs.  "Oh, no," he says, "everyone's fine.  I'm just
off the liquor."

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []