July 31, 2015 – If you visit the Merry Ploughboy in Rathfarnham, near Dublin, you’d better read the rules. Rule No. 3 and Rule No. 7 are taken seriously. No. 3 warns against drinking a pint of Guinness before it has settled, which will result in your being barred, while No. 7 – hesitating for more than three seconds after getting the barman’s attention – is definitely frowned on.
The other eight rules are more wisdom and etiquette advice. The list has had 1.2 million views since being posted on Imgur. Think about it. Anyone finding it helpful is too young, and too naïve to be allowed in a pub.