Just after O’Hara punched in on the time clock at work, his foreman called him over, telling him he had a phone call in the front office.
O’Hara returned from the front office with a mournful expression on his face and his head was hanging low.
His foreman asked, “Was it bad news?”
“To be sure it was, Boss,” replied O‘Hara. “I just learned that my mother died earlier this morning.”
“Oh, that’s just awful,” replied the foreman. “Do you want to take the rest of the day off?”
“No,” said O‘Hara. “I’ll finish the day out.”
About an hour later, the foreman again told O’Hara that there was another phone call for him in the office. This time O’Hara returned looking twice as glum, and the foreman asked, “Not more bad news?”
“Lordie Boss, its even worse news. That was my brother, and his mother died today too!”
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