Paddy and Mick
Paddy and Mick were walking along a street in London.Â Paddy
looked in one of the shop windows and saw a sign that caught his eye.
The sign read, “Suits Â£5.00 each, Shirts Â£2.00 each, trousers Â£2.50
Paddy said to his pal, “Mick look at the prices!Â We could buy a
whole lot of those and when we get back to Irelandwe could make a
fortune. Now when we go in you stay quiet, okay?Â Â Let me do all da
talking ’cause if they hear our accents, dey might tink we’re thicko’s
from Irelanda nd try to screw us. I’ll put on me best English accent.”
“Roight y’are Paddy, I’ll keep me mouth shut, so I will.Â You do
all da business” said Mick.
They go in and Paddy says in a posh voice, “Hello my good man.
I’ll take 50 suits at Â£5.00 each, 100 shirts at Â£2..00 each, and 50
pairs of trousers at Â£2.50 each and I’ll back up my truck ready to
The owner of the shop said quietly, “You’re from Ireland, aren’t you?”
“Well yes,” said a surprised Paddy. “What gave it away?”
The owner replied, “This is a dry-cleaners.”Â