An Irishman walks into a bar and orders three pints of Guinness. He then proceeds to take a sip from the first, then a sip from the second, then a sip from the third, and starts again with a sip from the first, then second and on.
The bartender asks what he was up to, and he replied “I have two brothers, one lives in New York and one in Sydney, and since I can’t drink with them, I order three pints of Guinness and take a sip in turn from each one; and they also do the same in New York and Sydney”
So each day the Irishman would come into the bar, order his three pints of Guinness and everyone got to know his story.
One day, he walks in and orders only two pints of Guinness…
The bar goes silent. Finally, the bartender approaches him and says “On behalf of everyone at the bar, I want to extend our condolences on the passing of your brother…”
The Irishman replied, “Oh, no, it’s not that! It’s just that I’ve given up drinking!”