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Day Late and a Dollar Short - St Patrick's Day Friday Funny

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I couldn't resist passing along this joke which came to my inbox this morning....


Paddy McCoy, an elderly Irish farmer, received a letter from the Department for Work & Pensions, stating that they suspected he was not paying his employees the statutory minimum wage and they would send an inspector to interview them.

On the appointed day, the inspector turned up. "Tell me about your staff," he asked Paddy.

"Well," said Paddy, "there’s the farm hand, I pay him £240 a week, and he has a free cottage.  Then there’s the housekeeper. She gets £190 a week, along with free board and lodging.  There’s also the half-wit. He works a 16 hour day, does 90% of the work, earns about £25 a week along with a bottle of whisky and, as a special treat, occasionally gets to sleep with my wife."

"That’s disgraceful" said the inspector, "I need to interview the half-wit."
"That’ll be me then," said Paddy.

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Comment balloon 9 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • March 18 2011 05:33PM


Georgina, you almost made me spit out my coffee. that was very funny indeed. Thanks for sharing it. This is defenitely one to be passed along, and something that I'm sure a lot of Realtors can relate to.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 7 years ago

Georgina, it never too late for a funny! Keep 'em coming!

Posted by Peg Barcelo, The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC (Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369) over 7 years ago

LOL! Never too late for a joke. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) over 7 years ago

Georgina: Had not heard this one; I'll be sure to pass it on as I know a few folks that will get a good laugh.

Posted by Carl Winters over 7 years ago

I'm glad I could bring a smile to you on a day that's filled with bad news from the world over.  Have a great weekend!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 7 years ago

Georgina, that was so cute! I love jokes like this with a complete surprise at the end. :D


Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 7 years ago

Too funny! Love it when you find a good joke in the inbox!

Posted by Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas (RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland) over 7 years ago

Hope you had a wonderful St Patrick's Day, Georgina! I am always amazed how many people celebrate this Irish tradition.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 7 years ago

LOL, Georgina - I hadn't heard this one - but it certainly does describe me, LOL. 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 7 years ago

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