- January 19, 2013 at 1:01 pm #44410
Paddy McCoy, an elderly Irish farmer, received a letter from the Department for Work & Pensions stating that they suspected he was not paying his employees the statutory minimum wage and they would send an inspector to interview them.
On the appointed day, the inspector turned up.
“Tell me about your staff,” he asked Paddy.
“Well,” said Paddy, “there’s the farm hand, I pay him £240 a week, and he has a free cottage.
Then there’s the housekeeper. She gets £190 a week, along with free board and lodging.
There’s also the half-wit. He works a 16 hour day, does 90% of the work, earns about £25 a week along with a bottle of whisky and, as a special treat, occasionally gets to sleep with my wife.”
“That’s disgraceful” said the inspector, “I need to interview the half-wit.”
“That’ll be me then,” said Paddy.January 19, 2013 at 1:35 pm #76834Carl RussellModerator
@cousin jack 39188 wrote:
…..”That’ll be me then,” said Paddy.
About sums it up…..:D
CarlJanuary 20, 2013 at 12:00 am #76838SaxonParticipant
He he I liked that. Cousin Jack huh? I’m betting your a Welshmen.January 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm #76835
@Saxon 39203 wrote:
He he I liked that. Cousin Jack huh? I’m betting your a Welshmen.
No, it’s the Cornish men who were known as “Cousin Jack’s” We were once, the best hard rock miners in the world, and anywhere in the world there was a shaft or a hole in the ground, you only had to shout down “Cousin Jack”, and you would get a reply, “yep”.:)January 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm #76837Billy AndersonParticipant
You kept busy cousin jack??January 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm #76836
The answer to that is a simple no. Just sold one of my horses.
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