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St Patrick's Day

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 finished all three, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.

The bartender says to 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 we all 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 the three pints by taking drinks from each of them in turn.

One day, he comes in and orders two pints. All the other regulars in the bar 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 lights dawns in his eye and he laughs. ‘Oh, no, ‘ he says, ‘Everyone is fine. I’ve just quit drinking!
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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 finished all three, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.

The bartender says to 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 we all 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 the three pints by taking drinks from each of them in turn.

One day, he comes in and orders two pints. All the other regulars in the bar 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 lights dawns in his eye and he laughs. ‘Oh, no, ‘ he says, ‘Everyone is fine. I’ve just quit drinking!
Careful. Sorry to hear you will not be joining us in the land of the Grand Slam.
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Sorry Ed. The big turnoff being that car rentals don't accept over 75 yr old drivers. My daughter would therefore have had to do all the driving and she is not a confident driver. Sightseeing in Vietnam is cheap and getting about is by chauffer driven scooters, rickshaws and buses.
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Sorry Ed. The big turnoff being that car rentals don't accept over 75 yr old drivers. My daughter would therefore have had to do all the driving and she is not a confident driver. Sightseeing in Vietnam is cheap and getting about is by chauffer driven scooters, rickshaws and buses.
Yes I contacted a few car rental companies with the same result. Pity would have loved to have met up.
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Ed, Many thanks, I appreciate the time you've spent gathering information on our behalf, and sorry that we had to cancel our visit to Ireland to which we have a family connection. I trust you had a joyous St Patrick's day and did not over indulge in the Guiness. *Chr
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Ed, Many thanks, I appreciate the time you've spent gathering information on our behalf, and sorry that we had to cancel our visit to Ireland to which we have a family connection. I trust you had a joyous St Patrick's day and did not over indulge in the Guiness. *Chr
Thanks I am one of the Irishmen who do not like the black stuff!

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