While walking down the street one day
a "Member of Parliament"
His soul arrives in heaven and is met
by St. Peter at the entrance.
'Before you settle in, it seems there
is a problem. We seldom
'No problem, just let me in,' says the
'Really, I've made up my mind. I want
to be in heaven,' says the MP.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, 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, caviar and champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really
is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling
jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is
time to go.
'Now it's time to visit heaven.' So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.' The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.'
So St. Peter escorts him to the
elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator
open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.
He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it
in black bags as more trash falls from above.
What happened? '
The devil looks at him, smiles and says,
' Yesterday we were campaigning ...
...Today you voted.'.