After a few repeats the owner of the house deciphered what he was asking, and being a kindly man decided to find something for Paddy to do for pay. "There's some paint and brushes in the garage. I want you to paint the back porch" he said.
"Ah sure and bless ya kind sar" said Paddy and immediately set to work. A short time later, Paddy again knocked at the door. "Sar, if it please ya, I am done. Would ya care to check ma wark?"
"No" replied the man "I'm sure you did a good job. Here's your pay. I'm just surprised you're finished so soon. It is a rather large porch."
"Thank ya" said Paddy, taking the money. "May the good Lord bless ya and keep ya. You've been so kind to a poor lad, it almost breaks ma heart to have to correct ya. Ya see, it wasn't actually a porch in back, 'twas a mercedes."