The funniest thing I’ve ever heard August 2, 2007Posted by Rambling Man in Ireland & the Irish, Poetry & Humor, Say it like it is.
Conversations at tea break are always a great blog topic, dontcha think ? Today’s debate was “the funniest thing you’ve ever seen” or in my case, heard.
Without doubt, it was years back when I was living in Dublin. The 123 bus route used to provide me with more than enough amusement on my journeys but this evening – a particularly wet evening – the bus was stopped for some reason at its bus stop. Full and ready to go but going nowhere – you know the type !
Anyway, a typical American couple bedecked in green pants and inadequate rain hoods knocked politely on the door of the bus, guide book in hand and when the driver opened it, they politely began their enquiry.
Chuck and Marg – “Ahhh, excuse me, does this bus go past the Guinness brewery ?” So loud you could hear them midway down the bus …
Driver – “Ah jaysis shewer yissid be betthar aof jus feckin’ wawkin’ up deyer and take the fuurst streeh’ on yisser rihe – the brewereee is ony fi-av minits frum theyar !”
Chuck – “Sorry buddy. We only speak English !”
Oh how the bus rocked with the chortles of the passengers. In the end, some oul wan got up and told Chuck and Marg an understandable version of the directions. The bus driver wasn’t a happy camper …