Six retired Irishmen were playing poker in O'Leary's apartment when Paddy Murphy loses ?500 on a single hand, clutches his chest and
drops dead at the table.
Showing respect for their fallen brother, the other five continue playing standing up. Michael O'Connor looks around and asks, "Oh, me boys, someone got's to tell Paddy's wife. Who will it be?"
They draw straws. Peter Gallagher picks the short one. They tell him to be discreet and gentle, don't make a bad situation any worse.
Discreet? I'm the most discreet Irishmen you'll ever meet. Discretion is my middle name. Leave it to me."
Peter goes over to Murphy's house and knocks on the door. Mrs. Murphy answers and asks what he wants. Peter declares: "Your husband just lost $500 and is afraid to come home"
"Tell him to drop dead!" says the wife.
"I'll go tell him." says Peter
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