Thursday Special ~ Cheap at 10 pence

Four old retired guys are walking down a street in London . They turn a corner and see a sign that says,

“Old Timers Bar – ALL drinks 10p.”

They look at each other and then go in, thinking, this is too good to be  true. The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room,

“Come on in and let me pour one for you! What’ll it be, gentlemen?”

There’s a  fully stocked bar, so each of the men orders a martini. In no time the bartender serves up four iced martinis—shaken, not stirred—and says,

“That’ll be 10p each, please.”

The four guys stare at the bartender for a moment, then at each other. They can’t believe their good luck. They pay the 40p, finish their  martinis, and order another round. Again, four excellent martinis are produced, with the bartender again saying,

“That’s 40p, please.”

They pay  the 40p, but their curiosity gets the better of them. They’ve each had two  martinis and haven’t even spent a £1 yet.

Finally one of them says,

“How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a 10p a piece?”

“I’m a retired tailor,” the bartender says, “and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery Jackpot for £25 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs 10p. wine, liquor, beer—it’s all the same.”

“Wow! That’s some story!” one of the men says.

As the four of them sip at their martinis, they can’t help noticing seven other people at the end of the bar who don’t have any drinks in front of them and haven’t ordered anything the whole time they’ve been  there. Nodding at the seven at the end of the bar, one of the men asks the bartender,

“What’s with them?”

The bartender says,

“They’re retired people from Yorkshire . They’re waiting for Happy Hour when drinks are half-price”.


Thanks to Ramana for the story this week

9 thoughts on “Thursday Special ~ Cheap at 10 pence

  1. Grannymar Post author

    Mayo – That would be very generous of you.

    Ramana – It looks like you are enjoying it.

    Mike Goad – I agree!

  2. Nancy

    Are these the same four old retired guys that went from Cork to London on holiday and saw a sign in the window of a shop.

    Suits: Three pounds
    Shirts: 75p
    ties: 50p

    The four old guys looked at each other and said, “Look at these low prices. We could make a fortune buying this stuff here and selling it in Cork.”

    So, they called a friend and told him the terrific deal they were about to make.

    He had them tell him about the shop and sign again and said,” Might as well come home now,lads. You’re looking in the Dry Cleaners window.”


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