A European tourist had been travelling through Ireland, but he got lost and decided to stop in an Irish village to ask for directions.
He saw two old men who were sitting outside the village pub, enjoying a pint of Guinness.
“Parlez-vous Francais, the European tourist asked them.
The old men looked at each other and shook their heads.
“Sprechen sie Deutsch?”, the tourist tried.
Again, the old men shook their heads.
Beginning to get a bit irritated, the tourist asked the old men, “Habla Espanol?”
The men once again shook their heads.
Totally exasperated by now, the tourist asked them “Parla l’italiano?”
The men once again looked at each other and then shook their heads in puzzlement.
The tourist was so disgusted with this that he drove off in a huff.
One old man said to the other, “You know, Seamus, perhaps we should learn another language.”
Seamus replied, “Ah get on with yeh. Look at him, he knows four languages and it didn’t do him a bit of good.”
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