Another Drinking Wager Joke

A group of American tourists came into an Irish pub. One of the Americans said, in a loud voice, “I hear you Irish think you’re great drinkers. I bet €5,000 [Euros] that no one here can drink 30 pints of Guinness in 30 minutes.”
The bar was silent for a moment, and then only sound of a chair sliding as one Irishman left. No one took up the bet.
Forty minutes later, the Irishman who left returned and asked, “Hey Yank! Is your wee bet still on?”
“Sure!” said the American, “30 pints in 30 minutes for a bet of €5,000.”
“Grand so!” replied the Irishman, “pour the pints and start the clock.”
It was very close, but the last drop was consumed with 2 seconds to spare.
“OK Yank, pay up!” added the Irishman.
“I’m happy to pay, and here is your money” said the American forking over the cash. “But tell me, when I first offered the wager, I saw you leave. Where did you go?”
The Irishman replied, “Well, sir, €5,000 is a lot of money to a man like me, so I went to the pub across the road to see if I would be able to do it.”

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