A lawyer died. At the same moment, the Pope also died. They arrived at the
gates of heaven at the same moment. They spend the day in orientation, and
as they're getting their heavenly vestments, the Pope gets a plain white
toga and wings, like everyone else, and the lawyer gets much finer apparel,
made of gold thread, and Gucci shoes.
Then, they get to see where they're going to stay. The Pope gets what
everyone else gets, a replica of a Holiday Inn room, and the lawyer gets an
18 room manison with servants and a swimming pool.
At dinnertime, the Pope receives the standard meal, a Manischewitz kosher
TV dinner, and the lawyer receives a fine and tasty meal, served on silver
By this time, the lawyer is beginning to suspect that an error has been
made, so he asks one of the angels in charge, "Has there been some kind of
mistake? This guy was the Pope, and he gets what everyone else gets, and
I'm just a lawyer and i'm getting the finest of everything?"
The angel replied, "No mistake, sir. We've had lots of popes here, but
you're the first lawyer we've ever had."