I had twelve bottles of whisky…
…and my wife told me to empty the contents of each and every bottle down the sink, or else!
So, I said I would and proceeded with the unpleasant task.
I withdrew the cork from the first bottle and poured the contents down the sink, with the exception of one glass… which I drank.
I extracted the cork from the second bottle and did likewise with the exception of one glass… which I drank.I pulled the cork from the third bottle and poured the whiskey down the sink, with the exception of one glass… which I drank.I then withdrew the cork from the fourth sink and poured the bottle down the glass… which I drank.I pulled the bottle from the cork of the next and drank one sink out of it and threw the rest down the glass.I pulled the sink out of the next glass and poured the cork from the bottle. Then I corked the sink with the glass, bottled the drink and drank the pour.When I had everything emptied I steadied the house with one hand, counted the bottles, corks, glasses and sinks with the other, which were twenty-nine. To make sure I counted them again… they came to seventy-four.And as the house came by, I counted them again, and finally I had all the houses and bottles and corks and sinks and glasses counted, except one house and one cork… which l drank.