A European tourist is has been travelling through Ireland, but he gets lost and decides to stop in an Irish village to ask for directions.
He sees two old men who are sitting outside the village pub, enjoying a pint of Guinness.
“Parlez-vous Francais, the European tourist asks them.
The old men look at each other and shake their heads.
“Sprechen sie Deutsch?”, the tourist tries.
Again, the old men shake their heads.
Beginning to get a bit irritated, the tourist asks the men, “Habla Espanol?”
The men once again shake their heads.
Totally exasperated by now, the tourist asks them “Parla l’italiano?”
The men once again look at each other and then shake their heads in puzzlement.
The tourist is so disgusted that he drives off.
One old man says to the other, “You know, Seamus, perhaps we should learn another language.”
Seamus replies, “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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