COUPLES NOT GETTING INTO HEAVEN
Peter is on duty at the Pearly Gates and in rather a bad
mood. He is interviewing couples who are queuing up to get
into heaven. "Next," he calls out.
Up steps a publican named Jones and his wife. St. Peter
says, "I'm sorry, but you two can't enter."
"Why not?" demands the man angrily.
"I can't stand publicans," says St. Peter. "
You drink too much. Always getting drunk and throwing up,
and beating your wives and kids during drunken rages. And
look you even married a woman named after a drink, Sherri.
Get out of here. Next," he calls out.
Up steps the next couple, a publican named Smith and his
wife. St. Peter looks at them with a sneer. "I don't
like bankers. Always grubbing for money and cheating people.
And look at that, you married a woman named after money,
Penny. You obviously love money more than God and those
people go to the other place."
Just about this time, several couples back in line, a man
turns to his wife and says: "Come on Fanny, there's
NO hope for us, let's get out of here."