Paddy And The Half-Wit

Paddy McCoy, an elderly Irish farmer, received a letter from the Department for Work & Pensions stating that they suspected he was not paying his employees enough and they would send an inspector to interview them

On the appointed day, the inspector turned up.

“Tell me about your staff,” he asked Paddy.

“Well,” said Paddy,

“there’s the farm hand, I pay him £240 a week, and he has a free cottage

Then there’s the housekeeper

She gets £190 a week, along with free board and lodging.

There’s also the half-wit.

He works a 16 hour day, does 90% of the work, earns about £25 a week, along with a bottle of gin, and about once every 6 months gets to sleep with my missus.”

“That’s who I want to talk to,” said the inspector, “the half-wit.”

“That’ll be me then,” said Paddy.

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