This is a joke that only beer drinkers would understand. Of course it’s an old joke too – what do you expect? The old jokes are the best, that’s why they keep on going around every few years and many have circled the world just a few times.
Ok, so let us take you over to Holland, where in Amsterdam, a world wide convention of brewers was being held.
The presidents of many of the world’s greatest breweries were on hand and many of them decided to go out for dinner together on the first evening.
The waiter asked what they would like to drink, and the CEO of Miller said, “The Best Beer in the world, an MGD please!”
(He was there as well as the presidents of the world’s greatest breweries. Must have been to make up the numbers I suppose).
The president of Budweiser asked for “The King of Beers, make it a Bud!”.
(Well the same applies here, even more so. They really must have had trouble filling the convention centre).
Adolph Coors requested a “From mountain spring water, the clearest beer, a Coors if you don’t mind.”
(I guess I don’t need to tell you…)
And so it went around the large table, each president asking for the brew from his own company as if it was the best.
Finally, the waiter came to Arthur Guinness.
“And you sir?” he queried.
“I’ll have a Coke!” was Guinness’s reply.
“A Coke??!?” The waiter was shocked.
“Wouldn’t you rather have a Guinness, sir?”
Arthur looked at the waiter, and gestured to his companions. “Well,” he said, “If they’re not drinking beer, then neither will I!”
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