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A Job On A Building Site

Image used under a Collective Commons License from, Brendan and Seamus are looking for work and they decide to apply for a job on a building site.

They have a problem though, they have been told that the foreman on the building site doesn’t like the Irish.

Murphy suggests to the other two that they give the foreman English sounding names when he asks.

So, armed with their cunning plan, Seamus goes in first to the interview and the foreman asks him his name.

Suddenly realising that he forgot to think of an English sounding name, Seamus looks out window and sees a men’s clothing store. “My name is Ted Baker”, he blurts out.

“Get out”, yells the foreman.

Brendan goes in next and is given the same question. He too has forgotten to think of an English sounding name. He looks out the window and sees a shoe shop. “My name is Freeman Hardy Willis”, he says to the foreman.

“Get out, Get Out!” shouts the foreman.

Murphy is the last of the three Irishmen to go for an interview.

By now, the exasperated foreman has pretty much had enough, and asks him, “What’s your name?”

Like his friends, Murphy has also forgotten to think of a name in advance.

He has a good look out of the window and replies, “Ken”.

“Thank Christ for that!” says foreman. “Ken who?”

“Tuckey Fried Chicken”, says Murphy, then practically runs out of the foreman’s office, quickly followed by a flying object.

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