Engineering in Hell
An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates. St.
Peter checks his dossier and says, "Ah, you're an engineer -- you're
in the wrong place."
So, the engineer
reports to the gates of hell and is let in. Pretty soon, the engineer gets
dissatisfied with the level of comfort in hell, and starts designing and
building improvements. After awhile, they've got air conditioning and
flush toilets and escalators, and the engineer is a pretty popular guy.
One day, God calls
Satan up on the telephone and says with a sneer, "So, how's it going
down there in hell?"
"Hey, things are going great. We've got air conditioning and
flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer is
going to come up with next."
God replies, "What???
You've got an engineer? That's a mistake -- he should never have gotten
down there; send him up here."
Satan says, "No
way." I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm keeping him."
God says, "Send
him back up here or I'll sue."
uproariously and answers, "Yeah, right. And just where are YOU going
to get a lawyer?"