A minister dies and is waiting in line at the
Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who's dressed
in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and
Saint Peter addresses this guy, "Who are you, so
that I may know whether or not to admit you to
the Kingdom of Heaven?"
The guy replies, "I'm Joe Cohen, taxi-driver, of
Noo Yawk City."
Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says
to the taxi-driver, "Take this silken robe and
golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
The taxi-driver goes into Heaven with his robe and
staff, and it's the minister's turn. He stands
erect and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, pastor of
Saint Mary's for the last forty-three years."
Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the
minister, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff
and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
"Just a minute," says the minister. "That man was a
taxi-driver and he gets a silken robe and golden staff.
How can this be?"
"Up here, we work by results," says Saint Peter.
"While you preached, people slept; while he drove,