A guy who came into this tavern for years, ordering two pints all the time. Finally, the bartender asks him how come he always orders two pints. He said his best friend from the army now lives in the US and they always swore to drink a pint every day, so since they’re separated, he drinks two.
One day, Ash Wednesday, in fact, the guy comes in and orders one pint. Same for the next couple of weeks. Finally, the bartender asks him about it, and he says, “Don’t you know it’s Lent? I gave up drinking for Lent.”