Naturally, that won him the top prize for the best toast of the night.
Later that night, John got home and mentioned to his wife, “Guess what, I won the prize for the best toast of the night!”
“Oh? So what was your toast then?” she asked.
“Well,” I told the boys, “Here’s to spending the rest of me life sitting in church beside me wife.”
“Oh, very nice, very nice. A worthy win indeed then my dear John,” exclaimed Mary.
The next day, Mary ran into one of John’s toasting buddies on the street corner. The man chuckled leeringly and said, “John won the prize the other night you know, with a toast about you, Mary.”
She replied, “Aye and I was a wee bit surprised myself! You know, he’s only been there twice. Once he fell asleep, and the other time I had to pull him by the ears to make him come!”.