Then there is the story about an Irish lady who was having her soup when a man entered and said: "I'm sorry that I have to tell you this, but Pat was killed down at the mine a little while ago."
Mrs. McCloskey continued eating her soup.
"I'm sorry," repeated the man, "but Pat was killed down at the mine."
Mrs. McCloskey continued eating her soup. She didn't say a word. She didn't even look up.
"Haven't you a heart?" asked the man. "Pat was killed down at the mine a little while ago."
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