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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

An Irish Story......

 As St. Patrick's Day has recently been and gone, I thought you may enjoy this little Irish story....



Paddy McCoy, an elderly Irish farmer, received a letter from the Department for Work & Pensions stating that they suspected he  was not paying his employees the statutory minimum wage and they  would send an inspector to interview them.

On the  appointed day, the inspector turned up.

 "Tell me about your staff,"  he asked Paddy.

"Well," said Paddy, "there's the farm hand, I pay  him £240 a week, and he has a free cottage. Then there's  the housekeeper. She gets £190 a week, along with free board and  lodging. There's also the half-wit.  He works a 16 hour day,  does 90% of the work, earns about £25 a week along with a bottle of  whisky and, as a special treat, occasionally gets to sleep with my  wife."
 

 "That's disgraceful" said the inspector, "I need to  interview the half-wit."

 "That'll be me then,"  said Paddy.

17 comments:

Valerie said...

Typical Irish joke. Loved the unexpected ending. Thanks for the chuckle. I can never remember jokes - the only one that does stay in my mind is the one about about the Irishman who bought a scarf but next day took it back to the shop because it was too tight...

cheshire wife said...

His words!

Daryl Edelstein said...

HA!!!

Finding Pam said...

That is too funny. Loved the ending.

Beach Bum said...

LOL!!!!

There are times I feel like a half-wit myself.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh a good chuckle this morning, thank you honey!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoox

Ron said...

"That'll be me then," said Paddy.

Bwhahahhahahahahaha! OMG...that CRACKED ME UP!!!!

Faaaaaaabulous story, m'dear. You always share the best stuff!

Thanks for the great morning laugh!

X

G-Man said...

Those darn Irish... hehehehe

Grandma's Goulash said...

Thanks for the laugh. Good one.

silverthoughts2 said...

I love Irish humor (or humour), thanks for the chuckle.

A Lady's Life said...

no kiddin. Isn't that the truth. lol

Akelamalu said...

Glad you all enjoyed a laugh. x

Dianne said...

I was chief half-wit at my business :)

Mama Zen said...

That's hilarious!

Cloudia said...

small business is never easy, Dear




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CrystalChick said...

Haha!! Love that!

Secret Agent Woman said...

I absolutely loved that one!