Saturday, March 15, 2008

St. Patrick's Day is Coming!

I've been totally lazy today--sleeping in, doing a little reading, sleeping a little more, and quilting a lot. I was feeling a little too lazy to post to my blog, but then I remembered a St. Patrick's Day joke someone sent me, and I wanted to share it with you. Since St. Patrick's Day falls on Monday, I plan to make corned beef tomorrow. How about you? Do you celebrate? Maybe this will get you in the mood!

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An Irishman moves into a tiny hamlet in County Kerry, walks into the pub and promptly orders three beers. The bartender raises his eyebrows, but serves the man three beers, which he drinks quietly at a table, alone. An hour later, the man has finished the three beers and orders three more. This happens yet again.

The next evening the man again orders and drinks three beers at a time, several times. Soon the entire town is whispering about the Man Who Orders Three Beers. Finally, a week later, the bartender broaches the subject on behalf of the town.

"I don't mean to pry, but folks around here are wondering why you always order three beers." "'Tis odd, isn't it?" the man replies, "You see, I have two brothers, and one went to America and the other to Australia. We promised each other that we would always order an extra two beers whenever we drank as a way of keeping up the family bond." The bartender and the whole town was pleased with this answer, and soon the Man Who Orders Three Beers became a local celebrity and source of pride to the hamlet, even to the extent that out-of-towners would come to watch him drink.

Then, one day, the man comes in and orders only two beers. The bartender pours them with a heavy heart. This continues as for the rest of the evening he orders only two beers. The word flies around town. Prayers are offered for the soul of one of the brothers.

The next day, the bartender says to the man, "Folks around here, me first of all, want to offer condolences to you for the death of your brother. You know-the two beers and all . . ." The man ponders this for a moment, then replies, "You'll be happy to hear that my two brothers are alive and well. It's just that I, myself, have decided to give up drinking FOR LENT."

8 comments:

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

LMAO... that was a good one :o)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

LOL...very funny. I might start eating 3 pieces of chocolate and use the same excuse!! :o)

Katie said...

LOL It sure does put one in the spirit of the holiday!

Cowguy said...

Heh heh :-)

Amanda said...

That's too funny! I like Jane's idea: eating three pieces of chocolate!

Cheryl said...

Very funny and I will use that excuse!

atet said...

LOL...thanks for the St. Pat's laugh Kim! Love the TB quilts you've been working on! Of course my little blog break meant I missed your giveaway. I'm seriously pouting here! So sorry to hear about your burglary as well -- UGH. And then to add insult to injury you had to clean up the fingerprint powder! Soooo not fair!

Nan said...

What a great joke! I love anything Irish, since that is part of my heritage, and I know many Irish jokes, but I couldn't write them in my blog! LOL!!