Sending a present home
Casey had done well at work, he'd been made acting foreman on the building
site and given a big rise in pay. Naturally, he decided to share his good fortune
with the folks back home in Ireland. He searched hard and long for the ideal present
for mum and dad and settled on a beautiful gold-rimmed mirror for the hallway.
He duly parcelled and posted it, little knowing the reaction it would arouse back
'Come here!' called Casey Senior, staring into the mirror. 'Mary, come and
see how your son has aged since he went to that Protestant country.'
Mother leaned over father's shoulder, saw her own reflection and said:
'I'm not surprised! Look at the ugly old hag he's living with!'