An Irishman, or rather a Kerryman, was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet.
“I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least five pounds.”
When the Kerryman returned, he shocked the doctor by having lost nearly sixty pounds!
“Why, that’s amazing!” the doctor said. “Did you follow my instructions?”
The Kerryman nodded. “I’ll tell you though, by jaysus, I thought I was going to drop dead on that third day.”
“From the hunger, you mean?” asked the doctor.
“No, from the feckin’ skippin’.”