Mrs. O’Brien comes to visit her son Seamus for 3 days in Dublin where he is studying for a degree. She finds out that her son lives with Vikki, a girl room-mate. Mrs. O’Brien couldn’t help but notice how pretty Seamus’ room-mate was. She suspects a relationship between the two, and this had only made her more curious.

Reading his Mum’s thoughts, Seamus volunteered, “I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, Vikki and I are just room-mates.”

About a week later, Vikki came to Seamus saying,” Ever since your mother left, I’ve been unable to find the silver sugar bowl. You don’t suppose she took it do you?” “Well, I doubt it, but I’ll email her, just to be sure.” So he sat down and wrote:

Dear Mum, I’m not saying that you “did” take the sugar bowl from my house, and I’m not saying that you “did not” take it. But the fact remains that it has been missing ever since you left. Love, Seamus.

Several days later, Seamus received an email from his Mum which read:

Dear Son, I’m not saying that you “do” sleep with Vikki, and I’m not saying that you “do not” sleep with her. But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her OWN bed, she would have found the sugar bowl by now. Love, Mum.

Lesson of the day … don’t lie to your mother … especially if she is Irish.