Murphy went to see the doctor and told him that he had been feeling ill.
The doctor examined him, shook his head and replied “I’m sorry to tell you Murphy, but you have got the disease known as Yellow 24”.
“What’s that?” asked Murphy.
“It means”, the doctor said, “that your internal organs have started turning yellow. You’ve got 24 hours to live”.
So Murphy went home and told his wife the bad news.
His wife thought for a minute and then responded with, “Well, will you come to bingo with me tonight then? Otherwise you’ll never be able to”.
So Murphy agrees and he and his wife went to play bingo.
To his great surprise, Murphy found that he won the one line and €10 and began to think this wasn’t such a bad day after all.
Twenty minutes later, Murphy won the full house and €150.
He entered the lucky draw, which was worth €500 and won that as well.
The bingo caller called him up onto the stage.
He said to Murphy, “I don’t believe it Murphy, you have won three competitions and a total of €660 in one night. You must be the luckiest man on earth!”
Murphy repled, “Well, no, I’m really not the luckiest man alive, I’ve got Yellow 24”.
The bingo caller looked down at the piece of paper he was holding and started clapping. “I don’t believe it; he’s won the raffle as well!”
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