An Irishman walks into a bar and orders three pints. He takes them to an empty table and casually alternates taking a drink from each glass until they are all empty at about the same time.
The Irishman does the same routine every day for a week until the barman’s curiosity prompts the query, “I’m curious sir, why don’t you drink your pints one at a time?”
The Irishman responds, “For many years my two best friends and I would drink a pint each day together. Time and life has moved us far apart. We made a pact to always share our pints each day in remembrance.”
So over the years it warmed the barman’s heart to see the Irishman come each day to “share” his three pints.
Then one day the Irishman ordered only two pints for his routine. The barman was surprised but said nothing at first.
After the Irishman finished his two pints in the usual alternating way, the barman came and asked, “I’m sorry sir has one of your friends passed on?”
“Oh no,” says the Irishman, “both are well but I have decided to give up the drink.”