An Irishman walks into a bar
in Dublin . . .
. . . orders three pints of Guinness 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 approaches and tells him, "You know, a pint goes
flat after I draw it, it would taste better if you bought one at a
The Irishman replies, "Well, you see,
I have two brothers. One is in America, the other is in Australia,
and I'm in Dublin. When we all left home, we promised that we'd
drink this way to remember the days we drank together. So I drink
one for each o'me brothers and one for me self." The
bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.
The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar,
and always drink 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 take 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 loss."
The Irishman looks quite puzzled for a
moment, then a light dawns and he laughs. "Oh, no,
everybody's just fine," He explains, "it's just that me
wife had us join that Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking.
Hasn't affected me brothers though."
Submitted by Marianne,