Stay in line

A large group was waiting outside the gates of Heaven.  The Attendant said to them, “Please stay in line, remain calm, and we will resolve your case soon”.

One of the men said to the fellow in front of him, “Hello, my name is Al and I was a pilot—how about you?”  The other turned and said, “Hi Al, I’m John and I used to be a doctor.”

“Hi John.  If you don’t mind my asking, how did you die?”

John answered, “Well, I froze to death.”

“Froze to death!  That must have been terrible.”

“No, it wasn’t too bad,” said John.  “At first there was the fear and the shivering, but soon I just sort of fell asleep and passed away peacefully.  How did you land up here Al?”

“Well,” said Al, “I was away from home a lot, and I was sure that my wife Alice was seeing another man.  She expected me home Thursday, but I returned Wednesday night, just to check up on her.  Sure enough, there was a strange car in front of my house.  I was in a rage.  I rushed in and screamed ‘Where is he?’  But she just looked up from her book and said ‘What are you talking about?’  Infuriated, I stormed through every room on the ground floor, frantically looking for him.  I dashed upstairs and tore apart the bedrooms and the bathrooms.  I ran down to the basement and overturned everything in sight.  Then, as I was running upstairs again to check the attic, I had a heart attack and dropped dead on the spot.”

“Gee Al,” said John, “if you had just looked in the freezer we would both be alive.”

And back on Earth, what about Alice?  Well, with the help of a wise and wizardly management consultant, she used the lessons learned (avoid complications, stay calm, etc.) to make a great success of her tractor manufacturing business, and she lived happily ever after.

George M. Pomonik
Pomonik Consulting, Inc.
“Chaos Removal Services”SM

Copyright © George M. Pomonik, 2012. All rights reserved.

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