Irish discretion

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Paddy Murphy loses £1000 on a single hand of cards, clutches his chest, and drops dead at the table. Showing respect for their fallen brother, the other five continue playing standing up. Michael O'Connor looks around and asks, 'Oh, me boys, someone got to tell Paddy's wife. Who will it be?' They draw straws. Paul Gallagher picks the short one. They tell him to be discrete, be gentle, don't make a bad situation any worse. 'Discrete? I'm the most discrete Irishmen you'll ever meet. Discretion is me middle name. Leave it to me.' Gallagher goes over to Murphy's house and knocks on the door. Mrs. Murphy answers, and asks what he wants. Gallagher declares, 'Your husband just lost £1000 playing poker, and he’s afraid to come home.' 'Tell him to drop dead!', says Murphy's wife.. 'I'll go tell him.' says Gallagher.
 

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Originally Posted By: Kestas
Why did they draw straws when they could have just pulled cards from the deck?
LOL I suppose that's part of the joke!
 
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