Murphy and his wife were woken up at 3am by a loud pounding on the front door of their cottage.
So, Murphy got up out of bed and went to the front door.
When he opened it, standing there was a drunken stranger, who was standing in the pouring rain, soaked through and was asking for a push.
“Not a chance”, Murphy said, “it is 3am! It’s the middle of the night!”
Murphy slammed the door shut and went back to bed.
“Who was that?” asked his wife.
“Just some drunk guy asking for a push”, Murphy answered.
“Did you help him?” she asked.
“No, I did not, it is 3am and what’s more it is pouring with rain out there!”
“Well, you have a short memory”, his wife said. “Can’t you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him. You should be ashamed of yourself!”
So Murphy did as he was told, got dressed and went out into the pounding rain.
He called out into the dark, “Hello, are you still there?”
“Yes”, the answer came back.
“Do you still need a push?” called Murphy.
“Yes, please!” came the reply from the dark.
Not being able to see the stranger, Murphy called out again “Where are you?”
“I’m over here, on the swings”, replied the drunk.
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