Sadly, they were not the sharpest tools in the shed, and didn’t fill-up with gas before heading out.
Well after a few hours, sure enough, they run out of gas, and are left floating on the Gulf of Mexico, lost to the current.
As the days go by, and drifting aimlessly, they run out of food and water, so naturally they’re pretty desperate.
Out on the water, one of them spies a gorgeous Mermaid, and they both frantically paddle towards her.
One of them pulls her up out of the water and into the boat.
“Will ya grant us three wishes, Miss Mermaid?” the Mississippian pleads.
“I’d love to, but Mermaids can only grant one wish. So wish carefully.”
Quickly, one of the men calls out, “I wish the gulf’d turn to beer!”
“Consider it done.” The Mermaid hops over the side of the boat and back into the water, and in that instant the entire gulf changes from water to beer.
The second Mississipian looks at the first, stunned, then finally manages,
“Ya darned idiot! Now we are gonna have to pee in the boat!”