On a cruise ship, a fascinating lady goes to the bar and demands a Scotch, stating that she wants it with only two drops of water. The bartender had no idea he was going to become a part of a fantastic narrative.
With a glint in her eye, the woman reveals some personal information to the bartender as he gives her a drink. She says that she’s on the cruise to celebrate her 80th birthday, which is really today.
Her story moves the bartender, who decides to be kind in order to make her day even better. “Well, since it’s your birthday, I’ll buy you a drink,” he offers. Actually, this one is on me.” The lady accepts and enjoys her complimentary drink.
However, the thoughtful gesture is not forgotten. The woman to her right is affected by the event as well, and she offers to buy her a drink as well. “Thank you,” says the old lady, grateful for the companionship and goodwill. “I’d like a Scotch with two drops of water, bartender.”
She savors her drink once more, and then the guy to her left joins in the impromptu celebration. He, too, wants to give her a drink as a polite gesture. And, once again, the woman accepts graciously, saying, “Thank you.” “I’d like another Scotch with two drops of water, bartender.”
The bartender, who is interested in this process, can’t help but show his interest. He poses the burning question: “Ma’am, I’m dying of curiosity; why the Scotch with only two drops of water?”
“Sonny, when you’re my age, you’ve learned how to hold your liquor,” the elderly woman says, with a wicked gleam in her eye and a touch of wisdom. But holding your drink is another story.”
This endearing joke tells us that age may offer wisdom and a sense of humor about life’s difficulties. It also reminds us that, even on an 80th birthday cruise, the elderly have their own distinct way of enjoying life’s basic joys and fellowship.