A drunken Irishman is driving recklessly through Dublin, and an alert cop pulls him over.

"Where have you been?" asks the police officer.

"To the pub," slurs the drunk.

"Well," says the cop, "do you know that, a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?"

"Oh, thank heavens!" sighs the man. "For a minute there, I thought I'd gone deaf."