Old man Murphy had worked down at the brewery for years, but one day
he just wasn't paying attention and he tripped on the walkway and fell
over into the beer vat. It was a tragedy -- and Murphy drowned.
The foreman thought it was his job to inform the widow Murphy of her old
man's death. He showed up at the front door and rang the bell. When she
came to the door, he said, "I'm sorry to tell you, but poor old Murphy
passed away at work today when he fell into the vat and drowned".
She wept and covered her face with her apron and after a time,
between sobs, she asked, "Tell me --- did he --- suffer?"
"I don't think so," said the foreman, "He got out three times to go
to the men's room".