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In Honor of St. Patrick and the Lenten Season...

Let's hear one for the Irish

An Irishman moves into a tiny hamlet in County Kerry, Ireland, walks into the best pub and promptly orders three beers. The bartender raises his eyebrows, but serves the man the three beers, which he drinks quietly at a table, alone.

A little later, the man finished the three beers and orders three more. The next evening, the man again comes in, orders and drinks three beers at a time.  Soon the entire town is curious and 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 and drink three beers at a time?"

"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 Irish family bond."

The bartender and the whole town were pleased with this answer, and soon "The Man Who Orders Three Beers" became a local celebrity and a 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 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 sincere condolences to you on the passing of one of your brothers. You know - the two beers and all."

The man ponders this for a moment, then replies, "You'll be happy to hear that both of me two brothers are alive and well. It's just that I myself, have decided to give up drinking for Lent..."

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Comment balloon 6 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • March 13 2012 05:43PM


Very cute, Happy St Pats to you!

Posted by Joan Congilose, Helping Sellers & Buyers (New Jersey Properties) over 8 years ago

Kudos...had me until the last line!!!!

Remember ...  An Irishman is Never Drunk as Long As He Can Hold on to One Blade of Grass and Not fall off the Face of the Earth!

Have a Safe Patty's day, my wee Lass!!


Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) over 8 years ago

How very Irish!  Thanks for a great laugh and a Happy St Paddy's to ye.

Posted by Marge Piwowarski, Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC (Phoenix AZ Horse Property) over 8 years ago

Nothing like a God fearing paddy to lighten the day. Happy Irish day to you.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Oh I wish I had thought of this!  I have 3 siblings and gave up chocolate for Lent.  It could have been so much easier for me, Bridget!

Posted by Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate! (Pino Agency) over 8 years ago

Bridget, Very funny, even Skip got a chuckle and that's hard to do.  Have a great one!!

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Houwzer Inc) over 8 years ago