Paddy looked in one of the shop windows and saw a sign that caught his eye. The sign read, ‘Suits $ 5.00 each, Shirts $ 2.00 each, Trousers $ 2.50 per pair’.
Paddy said to his pal, “Mick! Would ya just look at them prices! We could buy a whole lot of those and when we get back to Newfoundland we could make us a fortune.
Now when we go inside, stay quiet, okay? Let me do all da talking ’cause if they hear our accents, they might think we’re thicko’s from Newfoundland and try to screw us. So I’ll put on me best English accent.”
“Roight y’are Paddy, I’ll keep me mouth shut, so I will. You do all da business” said Mick.
They go inside and Paddy said in a posh voice, “Hello my good man. I’ll take 50 suits at $ 5.00 each, 100 shirts at $ 2.00 each, and 50 pairs of trousers at $ 2.50 each. I’ll reverse up me truck round the back ready to load ’em on, so I will.”
The owner of the shop said quietly, “You’re from Newfoundland , aren’t you?”
“Well … yes, I am that…” said a surprised Paddy. “What gave it away?”
The owner replied, “This is a Dry-Cleaners.”