An Irishman was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet.
‘I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, then eat regularly again for 2 days, then skip a day. And repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least 5 pounds.’
When the Irishman returned, he shocked the doctor by having lost nearly 60 lbs!
‘Why, that’s amazing!’ the doctor said, ‘Did you follow my instructions?’
The Irishman nodded … ‘I’ll tell you though, be jaesuz, I t’aut I were going to drop dead on dat ‘tird day.’
‘From the hunger, you mean?’ asked the doctor.
‘No, from the skippin’!’