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Two Irish Entrepreneurs in London

Two Irishmen (Paddy and Murphy), have come over to London for a weekend break. On the Saturday afternoon they decide to take a walk from their hotel around the West End and take in the sights and smells of the Edgware Road. After walking for a few minutes Paddy turns to Murphy with a look of amazement on his face and says

“Murphy, will you have look at that there shop. I thought that London was supposed to be expensive but that shop is as cheap as chips, so it is.”

“Paddy you’re right so you are, will you have a look at that. Suits £10.00, Shirts £4.00, Trousers £5.00. I think that we should buy a job lot and take them back to Ireland. We would make a tidy profit selling them in Dublin so we would.”

“Murphy that is as good an idea as you’ll ever have, but I’m pretty sure that you have to pay taxes and duty on things like that. The shopkeeper will never let us have them if he thinks that we’re gonna export them and make our fortune, so he won’t.”

“Paddy,I’ve got an idea You can do the best English accent out of the pair of us. You go in there and do the talking and I’ll just stand behind you and say nothing. He’ll never guess we’re Irish so he won’t.”

“OK Paddy”, agrees Murphy, “I’ll do the talking, you just stand there and look English.”

So the two visitors to our illustrious capital city go into the shop, where Murphy is greeted politely by the owner. He then proceeds to do his best Phil Mitchell impression;

“Awwwight Guvnor, I’ll `ave 20 of yer `Whistle `un Flutes’, 20 `Dickie Dirts’ and 20 pairs of strides. And if yer don’t mind I’ll be paying with the 380 `Pictures of the Queen’ in my `Sky Rocket’.”

Upon hearing this request from Murphy the owner smiles, takes another look at Paddy and asks Murphy

“You’re Irish aren’t you?”

Quite bemused, Murphy replies ” Oh be’Jesus. Mary isn’t the mother of Christ if that isn’t my best English accent. How in God’s name did you know that we were Irish?”

The gentlemen replies ” This is a Dry Cleaners mate.”

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