A cowboy walked into a Texas bar and ordered three mugs of Budweiser. He then took a seat at a table at the back of the room and proceeded to take a sip out of each mug in turn.
When he had finished them, he went back to the bar and ordered three more beers.
The bartender, having been watching what the cowboy had done, said “You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it, It would taste better if you bought one of those at a time”.
The cowboy replied, “Sure, I hear you, but let me tell you this. You see, I have two brothers. One lives in England, another lives in Ireland and I’m here in Texas. When we all left home, we promised that we would drink this way to remember the good times when we were younger and we all drank together. So you see, I drink one for each of my brothers and one for myself”.
The bartender admitted that this was a decent custom and went back to taking care of the bar.
Well, over the next few months, the cowboy became a regular in the bar and always drank the same way. He would order three mugs of Budweiser and drink them in turn.
One day, the cowboy came into the bar and ordered two mugs of Budweiser.
All the regulars couldn’t help but notice this and the room fall silent.
When the cowboy went back to the bar for his second round, the bartender said, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss”.
The cowboy gave the bartended a puzzled look, then realized what had happened and he laughed.
“Oh, no, my brothers are just fine”, he explained to the bartender. “My wife and I joined the Fisrt Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking. It hasn’t affected my brothers though”.
A roar of cheers went up in the room as the regulars all heard the story.
I don’t get it though. Shouldn’t he be drinking beer? Why do folks think Budweiser is a good substitute for beer? Now with a decent ale, it still tastes good an hour after it’s been poured. Just saying…
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