For tonight’s bon mot I’m going back to the Irish with a story I hope you’ll enjoy but first big ups to Eromlig for his kind words and for correctly pegging me as a Stephen with a “ph”. Nice recall or nice SWAG? (Silly Wild Ass Guess) You might’ve impressively recalled that I once mentioned the “ph” thing to a Stephen Gilberg who frequents these pages. Either way, you da man!
Paddy had been drinking at his local Dublin pub all day and most of the night celebrating Ireland’s football victory. Mick, the bartender, says “You’ll not be drinking any more tonight, Paddy” Paddy replies “OK Mick, I’ll be on me way then.” Paddy spins around on his stool and steps off. He falls flat on his face. “Shoite” he says and pulls himself up by the stool and dusts himself off. He takes a step towards the door and falls flat on his face. “Shoite, Shoite!” He looks to the doorway and thinks to himself that if he can just get to the door and some fresh air he’ll be fine. He belly crawls to the door and shimmies up to the door frame. He sticks his head outside and takes a deep breath of fresh air, feels much better and takes a step out onto the sidewalk. He falls flat on his face. “Bi’Jesus… I’m tanked,” he says. He can see his house just a few doors down, and crawls to the door and shimmies up the door frame, opens the door and shimmies inside. He takes a look up the stairs and says “No way!” He crawls up the stairs to his bedroom door and says “If i can just make it to me bed.” He takes a step into the room and falls flat on his face. He says “to hell with it” and falls into bed. The next morning, his wife, Jess, comes into the room carrying a cup of coffee and says, “Get up Paddy. Did you have a bit to drink last night?”. Paddy says, “I did Jess. I was tanked’ pissed. But how’d you know?” “Mick called. You left y’wheelchair at the pub.”
That’s my time! Go with God unless He’s busy doing other stuff.