…Here’s one of my favorite traditional Irish jokes.
A man stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink.
“Of course,” comes the reply.
The first man asks, “Where ye from, matey?”
“I’m from the auld sod back in Ireland,” replies the second man.
The first man responds, “Ye don’t say, I’m from Ireland too! Let’s have another round and drink to the Emerald Isle.”
Of course, replies the second man, and the bartender pours them each another shot.
Curious, the first man continues, “Where in Ireland are ye from?”
“Dublin,” says the second man.
“I can’t believe it,” says the first man, “I’m from Dublin too! Let’s have another drink, to Dublin!”
As the bartender lined up another round, the first man inquires further, “What school did ye go to in Dublin?”
“St. Catherine’s,” the second man replies, “Class of ’63.”
“Jaysus, Mary n’ Joseph,” exclaimed the first man, “I went to St. Catherine’s and I was in the class o' 1963 as well! Bartender, another round for me an’ my Irish friend here.”
About that time, one of the regulars comes in and sits down at the bar.
“What’s going on tonight?” he asks the bartender.
“Same old,” the bartender says. “The O’Malley twins are drunk again…”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Do try not to get too caught up in the festivities… You gotta work tomorrow.