Paddy and Michael were drifting on the open sea in a lifeboat. They'd just made a lucky escape from a burning freighter. While Paddy was rummaging about under the seats, he found an old lamp beneath some tarpaulin. Secretly hoping that a genie might appear Paddy rubbed the lamp vigorously. To be sure, a genie materialised in front of his eyes and told him that he would grant him one wish and one wish only. Paddy thought long and hard, 'Ah!' and then requested, 'Make this entire ocean into Guinness beer'.
Bing Bang, Pdang, the genie clapped his hands and the entire foaming sea turned into the best brew, the two had ever sampled.
Just as they eyed their good fortune, Michael's delight turned to a look of disgust at Paddy who'd just had his wish granted.
After a long tension filled silence, he spoke.
'Nice one Patrick! Now we're going to have to pee in the boat!'
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May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of His Hand
Happy St Patrick's Day