Thursday, June 26

The cute Irish boy with twinkling blue eyes ...

...made my lunchtime toastie today. I love toasties. Rather like the rabbit of one of my favourite jokes.
A rabbit walks into a pub and says to the barman "Can I have a pint of beer and a ham and cheese toastie?".
The barman is amazed but gives the rabbit a pint of beer and a ham and cheese toastie and the rabbit drinks the beer and eats the toastie, and leaves.
The following night the rabbit returns and again asks for a of beer and a ham and cheese toastie. The barman, now intrigued, gives the rabbit the pint and the toastie. The rabbit consumes them and leaves.
The next night, in walks the rabbit and says "of beer and a ham and cheese toastie, please barman". Drinks the beer, eats the toastie and leaves with a merry wave.
And so it goes, until one night in walks the rabbit and says, "a pint of beer and a ham and cheese toastie, please barman" and the barman says, "I'm sorry rabbit, old mate, old mucker, but we are right out of ham and cheese toasties".
The rabbit looks aghast, when the barman clears his throat nervously and says, "we do have a very nice cheese and onion toastie".
The rabbit looks him in the eye and says, "are you sure I’ll like it?" and the barman, with a roguish smile, says "do you think that I would let down one of my best friends? I know you'll love it".
"Ok" says the rabbit, "I'll have a pint of beer and a cheese and onion toastie". He quaffs the beer and guzzles the toastie, he then waves to the barman and leaves.........NEVER TO RETURN!!!!!!
One year later, the barman calls time and, as he is cleaning down the now empty bar, he sees a small white form, floating above the bar.
"Who are you?" the barman asks, and the apparition answers "I am the ghost of the rabbit that used to frequent your public house".
The barman says, "I remember you, you’d come in every night and have a pint of beer and a ham and cheese toastie " . The rabbit says, "yes I know".
The barman said, "but on your last night we didn't have any ham and cheese toasties, you had a cheese and onion one instead". The rabbit said, "yes, you promised me I’d love it".
The barman said, "you never came back, what happened?"
"I DIED", said the rabbit.
"NO!" said the barman, "what from?"
And after a short pause the rabbit said ...



Anonymous said...

hardy har har har!!!

Pink Granite said...

I have to tell you, it took some Googling to try to understand the joke.
I had never heard of Myxomatosis. Apparently it's an Australian/U.K. disease. Over here, what we know as Rabbit Fever is called Tularemia.
I may not have gotten the joke, but I learned a lot!
- Lee
P.S. What's not to like about a cute Irish boy with twinkling blue eyes!

Anonymous said...

Whoot! this is cute!

Anonymous said...

wups, that anon is me :) too fast on the keyboard ...

Roo said...

There's nothing wrong with a blue eyed Irish boy with twinkling eyes - I never realised my picture had that much detail - har har. (For the record, they do twinkle, they are blue, and my mum's maiden name is Rose Patricia Cecilia Murphy.. ..

Ms Brown Mouse said...

Lee - of course you not only have to be Australian (or Engilsh) to get the joke but you also have to be over a certain age, because they've replaced Myxomatosis with "rabbit calicivirus" which wouldn't really work as a joke.
Actually I found a bunny with Myxomatosis in my horse's paddock once, pretty horrible way to die, it made me cry.
CAW - tee hee.
Roo - all this is very interesting but the real issue is WILL YOU MAKE ME TOASTIES???