Heaven or Hell

Bill Gates dies in a car accident. He finds himself being sized up by St. Peter. “Well, Bill, I'm not sure where to send you. After all, you helped society enormously by putting a computer in almost every home. I'm going to do something I've never done before: I'm going to let you decide whether you want to go to Heaven or Hell. You may visit both places briefly, if it will help your decision.'

Bill went to Hell first. It was a beautiful, sandy beach with bikini-clad women playing in the water and frolicking about. Bill was very pleased. “This is great!' he told St. Peter. “If this is hell, I really want to see heaven!'

“Fine', said St. Peter, and off they went. Heaven was a place high in the clouds, with angels drifting about, playing harps and singing. Bill thought for a minute, and rendered his decision: “Hmmm. I think I'd prefer Hell.' “Fine', retorted St. Peter, “as you desire.'

So Bill Gates went to Hell. Two weeks later, St. Peter decided to see how Gates was doing in Hell. He found Bill, shackled to a wall, screaming amongst hot flames and tortured by demons. “How's everything going?' he asked Bill.

Bill responded, with his voice filled with anguish: “This is awful! This is nothing like the Hell I visited two weeks ago! What happened to the beautiful beaches, the scantily-clad women playing in the water?' “O those beaches', replied St. Peter, “that was a demo.'