A painter by the name of Murphy, while not a brilliant scholar, was a
gifted portrait artist.
Over a short number of years, his fame grew and soon people from all
over Ireland were coming to
the town of Doolin in County Clare, to get him to paint their likenesses.
One day, a beautiful young English woman arrived at his house in a
stretch limo and asked if he
would paint her in the nude.
This being the first time anyone had made such a request he was a bit
perturbed, particularly when
the woman told him that money was no object; in fact, and she was willing
to pay up to $10,000.
Not wanting to get into any marital strife, he asked her to wait
while he went into the house to
confer with Mary, his wife.
In a few minutes he returned. "T'would be me pleasure to paint yer
portrait, missus," he said "The
wife says it's okay.
"I'll paint ya in da nude alright, but I have to at least leave me
socks on so I have a place to wipe me