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updated sun 21 sep 03


clennell on sun 21 sep 03

Hey gang- lighten up. Let's pick on politicians not potters.
Thought you might like this.

While walking down the street one day, a politician is tragically hit by a
truck and dies. His soul arrives in Heaven and is met by St. Peter.

"Welcome," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a
problem. We seldom see politicians around these parts, so we're not sure
what to do with you.

"I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in
Hell and one in Heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down to
Hell. The doors open and the politician finds himself in the middle of a
green golf course. In the distance is the club and standing in front of it
are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him; everyone
is very happy. They run to greet him, hug him, and reminisce about the good
times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a
friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster and caviar. Also present is
the Devil, who really is a very friendly guy.

They are having such a good time that, before the politician realizes it, it
is time to go. Everyone gives him a hug and waves while the elevator rises.

"Now it's time to visit Heaven," St. Peter says. So 24 hours pass with the
politician joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud,
playing the harp and singing.

"Now choose your eternity," St. Peter says.

The politician reflects for a moment, then says, "Well, I would never have
guessed it; I mean, Heaven is delightful, but I think I would be better off
in Hell."

So Saint Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to

Now the doors of the elevator open and he is in the middle of a barren land
covered with garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up
the trash. The Devil comes over to greet him.

"I don't understand," stammers the politician. "Yesterday I was here and
there was a golf course and club and we ate lobster and caviar and danced
and had a great time. Now all there is a wasteland full of garbage and my
friends look miserable."

The Devil looks at him, smiles and says: "Yesterday we were campaigning.
Today you voted for us!"

Tony and Sheila Clennell
Sour Cherry Pottery
4545 King Street
Beamsville, Ontario