A Scotsman walks into a pub and orders three double whiskies. He downs one,
engages in casual conversation with the barman, eventually finishing the other
two. Next day he comes in and does the same. This goes on for a few days until
the barman finally says: "You know, I can put all those doubles in a pint
glass for you."
"No, no, I prefer it this way. See, I'm very close to my two brothers, but
one lives in America now and the other in Australia, so this represents a drink
for each of us. This way I can be closer to them and feel like we are all having
a drink together."
The barman agrees and continues to set them up as requested. This goes on for
several months, then one day, the Scotman orders only two doubles. The barman
begins to worry that maybe something has happened to one of his brothers.
Finally, he asks: "Is everything all right?"
"What do you mean?" replies the Scotsman.
"Well", the barman says, "All these months you've ordered three
drinks. Now you've only ordered two, I hope something didn’t happen to one of
"Oh no," the Scotsman replied, "They’re both fine. It's just
that I quit drinking."