Three revellers clearly did not think through their seating arrangement before they sent a pub bench toppling down on top of them.
Three regular pubgoers found themselves in trouble when they all decided to sit down on the same side of the table at DeBruns at Humes Bar in Portlaoise, Ireland.
Hilarious CCTV footage, which was shared on Facebook last week, shows the three friends being sent flying after they settled down to enjoy their pints.
The clip begins with two men sitting side by side on the same side of a large wooden table outside the pub.
Footage shows the three friends going flying when their pub bench tips over at DeBruns at Humes Bar in Portlaoise, Ireland
Pub manager Stapo Brown filmed the CCTV footage on his phone as bar manager Emma Boyce howled with laughter and it was shared to Facebook last week
But a third man places his pint down on the table and joins his friends, bizarrely opting to sit on the same side of the bench – despite the other side being completely empty.
Their pub outing quickly turns to disaster as he turns towards them and the bench quickly starts to tilt backwards under their weight, causing the drinks to spill all over the punters.
One of the revellers leaps clear, but the precarious table topples over even quicker and his two friends are left lying on the floor with their legs still under the table.
The two can be seen in fits of laughter as the lucky man who avoided the chaos returns to turn the table back over and rescue his friends.
The men get back up to their feet and the appear to be unharmed following the chaos, with the only casualty being their spilt pints.
The unfortunate incident, which took place on August 29, was caught on CCTV and pub owner Stapo Brown filmed the footage on his phone as bar manager Emma Boyce howled with laughter.
Speaking on Friday, Mr Brown said: ‘We couldn’t stop laughing. It was hilarious.
‘The lads who were in the video are regulars of ours so it made it even funnier.
‘When we first watched the CCTV we couldn’t breathe, we were laughing that much.
‘It’s great to see the reaction the video got, the lads in the video are loving their claim to fame’.
The table started to over balance after the third friend decided to sit down on the same side as his friends
As the third man turned towards his friends and leaned back the bench over balanced and tipped over, although the man in the white shirt managed to leap clear while his friends hit the ground and their drinks went flying
The video was shared to Facebook last week, where it has racked up more than 2.1million views, with the caption: ‘The lads in bits laughing is the best!’
Commenting on the amusing clip, Sam O’Keeffe said: ‘Think it’s time to go home lads, call it a day.’
James Bentley added: ‘I’m so confused on why you would want to sit all on the same side.’
While Ciaran Edelsten wrote: ‘The stupidity of not going to the other side tells you they deserved that.’
And Gareth Harding penned: ‘And not one of them saved their beer… They should be ashamed.’