January 23, 2006


An Irish daughter had not been home for over 5 years. Upon her return,
her father cussed her. "Where have ye been all this time? Why did
ye not write to us, not even a line? Why didn't ye call? Can ye not
understand what ye put yer old mum thru?"

The girl, crying, replied, "Sniff, sniff....dad....I became a

"Ye what!!? Out of here, ye shameless harlot! Sinner! You're a
disgrace to this family."

"OK, dad-- as ye wish. I just came back to give mum this luxurious
fur coat, title deed to a ten bedroom mansion plus a savings certificate
for $5 million. For me little brother this gold Rolex and for ye daddy the
sparkling new Mercedes limited edition convertible that's parked
outside plus a membership to the country club....(takes a breath)....an
invitation for ye all to spend New Years Eve on board my new yacht in the
Riviera, and.... "

"Now what was it ye said ye had become?" says Dad.

Girl, crying again, "Sniff, sniff....a prostitute dad! Sniff, sniff."

"Oh! BeJesus! -- Ye scared me half to death, girl! I thought ye said
'a Protestant'. Come here and give yer old man a hug!"