Scottish Joke 0015
Andy Macmillan, the barman, had a new customer who was very regular in his habits. Every day he would come into the pub and order three drams of whisky. He would raise each one ceremoniously and drink it down. After a while, Andy asked him why he did it that way.
"It's like this," said the man. "I have two brothers. One lives in Manitoba and the other in Queensland. We never see each other, but we have this way of drinking: we each have one for ourselves and one for each of the other two, and that way we feel we're still in touch."
But one day the man came in and ordered only two whiskies. He drank them down in the usual way grid was about to go when Andy said, "I hope nothing's happened to one of your brothers."
"No, no," said the man. "They're both fine."
"But you only had the two nips," said Andy.
"Oh, I see what you mean," said the man. "The thing is, you see, I've given up drinking."