2 toothpicks and…

A barman is shutting up for the night when there is a knock at the back door of his pub. When he answers, a dirty, scroungy-looking, homeless guy asks him for a toothpick.

The barman is a little surprised, but nonetheless he gives him the toothpick and the guy goes off.

A few minutes later there is a second knock. When he answers, there is a second homeless guy who also asks for a toothpick. He gets the toothpick and off he goes.

There is a third knock at the door and a third homeless guy.

The landlord says, ‘Don’t tell me, let me guess. You want a toothpick too.’

‘Actually no, thanks, but can I have a straw please?’

The landlord is kind of confused by this but, being a goodhearted man, gives him the straw. But before the guy takes off, curiosity gets the better of the barman, so he asks the guy. ‘Hey, your friends wanted toothpicks. .. and you wanted a straw. What’s going on?’

The man replies, ‘Oh, some drunk girl threw up outside, but all the good stuff’s already gone.’