Michael O’Leary goes into a pub in Cork and asks for a pint of Guinness.
The barman nods and says: “That will be one euro”.
A pleased O’Leary hands over the money and comments: “That’s very cheap”.
“Yes sir, it is” replies the barman, “however, if you want
to drink the Guinness in a glass, you’ll have to pay an extra
The Chief Executive scowls but pays up. He takes his drink goes towards a seat.
“Ah, sir, if you want to sit down, you’ll first have to sit in
this frame,” observes the barman.
Unfortunately O’Leary can’t squeeze into the frame. “Nobody
could fit in that little thing,” he complains.
“Then you’ll have to pay a surcharge of €5 for your seat,
sir”, cautions the barman.
“This is ridiculous,” cries O’Leary. “I want to see the manager”.
“Certainly sir”, responds the barman. “Here is his email
address or, if you wish, you can contact him between 9 and
9.10 any Monday morning. Calls are free until they are answered.
Then there is a talking charge of only 10 cents per
A furious O’Leary swears he’ll never come into this pub
again, to which the barman answers: “That’s perfectly O.K
sir, but remember we’re the only pub in Ireland selling pints
for one euro!”