The firms annual outing
Murphy was spotted driving along the motorway at a steady speed and apparently
in no trouble. Suddenly though he indicated left and pulled on to the hard shoulder.
Out of the car he jumped and opened the boot. From a large bag Murphy produced
a paper hat, streamers, a bottle of lemonade, two sausage rolls and a chocolate
cake. Having drunk the lemonade and eaten the grub he launched into a little Irish
jig. The whole proceedings lasted about ten minutes, then Murphy was back at the
wheel and driving again.
Curious, the police followed him at a distance and half an hour later they
saw him stop and re-run the whole procedure. This was too much for the lawmen
so they decided to tackle the Irishman.
'Can we ask you the reason for all the stops and the food, drink and Irish
'Well, officer,' explained Murphy, 'I'm on the firm's outing.'
'But there's only you here,' argued the policeman.
'I know,' said Murphy. 'I'm self-employed!'