Boudreaux walks into a bar and orders three beers. The bartender raises his eyebrows, but serves Boudreaux three beers, which Boudreaux drinks quietly at a table, alone.
An hour later, Boudreaux has finished the three beers and orders three more. This happens yet again.
The next evening at the bar, Boudreaux again orders and drinks three beers at a time, several times.
This happens for several nights.
Soon, the people up and down the bayou are whispering about Boudreaux going to the bar and always drinking three beers at a time.
Finally, a week later, the bartender says "Boudreaux, I don't mean to be nosey, but everybody around here is wondering why you always order three beers at one time?"
Boudreaux replies, "You see, I have two brothers. One moved to Texas and de udder one to Mississippi. We promised each other dat we would always order an extra two beers whenever we drank as a way of keepin up de Boudreaux bond."
Everybody on the bayou was impressed with Boudreaux's explanation, and Boudreaux was the talk of the bayou.
Then, one day, Boudreaux comes in to the bar and orders only two beers.
The bartender pours them with a heavy heart. This continues for the rest of the evening ... Boudreaux always orders only two beers. The word flies up and down the bayou. Prayers are offered for the soul of one of the Boudreaux brothers.
The next day, the bartender says to Boudreaux, "People on the bayou and I want to offer condolences to you for the death of your brother. You know - the two beers and all."
Boudreaux ponders this for a moment, then replies, "You'll be happy to hear dat my two brothers are alive and well. It's jus dat me, myself, has decided to give up drinkin' for Lent."