A group of Americans were touring Ireland, one of the locations being Blarney Castle, the site of the famous Blarney Stone.
One of the women in the group was a real curmudgeon, she was constantly complaining. Nothing was ever right for her. The bus seats were uncomfortable. The food was terrible. It was too hot. It was too cold. The accommodations were awful.
She was driving the other tourists in the group mad, not to mention their tour guide.
Finally, the group of American tourists arrived at the site of the famous Blarney Stone.
“Good luck will be followin’ ya all your days if you kiss the Blarney Stone”, the tour guide said. “Unfortunately, it’s being cleaned today and so no one will be able to kiss it. Perhaps we can come back tomorrow”.
“We can’t be here tomorrow”, the nasty woman shouted. “We have some other boring tour to go on. So I guess we can’t kiss the stupid stone”.
“Well now”, the guide said. “It is said that if you kiss someone who has kissed the stone, you’ll have the same good fortune”.
“And I suppose you’ve kissed the stone”, the woman scoffed.
“No, ma’am”, the frustrated tour guide said, “but I’ve sat on it”.
If you don’t know anything about Blarney Castle and the legend of the Blarney Stone, visit their website, which has some great photographs and information.
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