Patrick walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the corner of the room.
He slowly takes a sip out of each pint in turn.
When he had finished all three he goes back to the bar and orders three more.
The barman looks at him and says
‘You know a pint goes flat soon after I pull it … Your pint would taste better if you bought one at a time.’
Patrick looks at the barman and replies
‘Well now, I have two bothers, one is in America and de odder in Australia and here I am in Dublin. When we all left home we promised dat we’d drink dis way to remember de days we all drank togedder.”
The barman admits that this is a nice custom & says no more.
Patrick becomes a regular customer and always drinks the same way
Ordering three pints & drinking a sip out of each in turn until they are finished.
One day he comes in & orders just two pints.
All the other regulars in the bar notice and fall silent.
So when he goes back to the bar for the second round the barman says
‘I don’t want to intrude on your grief but I wanted to offer my condolences on your great loss.’
Patrick looks confused for a moment, then the penny drops & he starts to laugh
Oh no,” he says, “Bejesus, everyone is fine!
Tis me …………………… I’ve Quit Drinking!