How Old Is He?
Three Irishmen, Paddy, Sean, and Seamus, were stumbling home from the pub late
at night, and found themselves on the road which led past the old graveyard.
"Come have a look over here," says Paddy. "It's Michael O'Grady's grave.
God bless his soul. He lived to the ripe old age of 87."
"That's nothing," says Sean. "Here's one named Patrick O'Toole. It says here
that he was 95 when he died!"
Just then, Seamus yells out, "Here's a fella that got to be 145!"
"What was his name?" asks Paddy.
Seamus stumbles around a bit, awkwardly lights a match to see what else is
written on the stone marker and exclaims, "Miles, from Dublin."
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Irish Job Application
Murphy applied for a fermentation operator post at a famous Irish firm based in
Dublin. An American applied for the same job, and since both applicants had
similar qualifications, they were asked to take a test by the manager. When the
results were in, amazingly, both men had only one wrong answer.
The manager went to Murphy and said, "Thank you for coming to the interview,
but we've decided to give the American the job."
Murphy replied, "And why would you be doing that? We both got 19 questions
correct. This is Ireland and I am Irish. Surely I should get the job?"
The manager explained, "We have made our decision not on the correct answers,
but on the question you missed."
"And just how would one incorrect answer be better than the other?" asked Murphy.
The manager answered, "Simple. On question number 7 the American wrote down,
'I don't know.' You put down, 'Neither do I.'"