Thursday 21 November 2019

The time machine

• Barack Obama and Enda Kenny are shown a time machine which can see 100 years into the future.

They decide to test it by asking it a question each.

Barack goes first.

"What will the USA be like in 100 years' time?"

The machine whirs and beeps and gives him a printout.

He reads it out: "The country is in good hands under the new president, crime is non-existent, there is no conflict, the economy is healthy. There are no worries."

Enda thinks: "It's not bad this time machine, I'll have a bit of that," so he asks, "What will Ireland be like in 100 years' time?"

The machine whirs and beeps and he gets a printout.

But he just stares at it.

"Come on Enda" says Barack, "What does it say?"

Enda replies: "I don't know! It's all in German!"

Mattie Lennon
Blessington, Co Wicklow

Irish Independent

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