Smile of the Week
The Pearly Gates
Last updated: Dec 15, 2011
The Scene: The Pearly Gates to Heaven. St Peter was the receptionist at the entrance, and a cat showed up.
St Peter: "I know you! You were a very nice cat on earth and didn't cause any trouble, so I want to offer a gift to you of one special thing you've always wanted."
Cat: "Well, I did always long to own a nice satin pillow like my master had, so I could lie on it."
St Peter: "That's easy. Granted. You shall have the satin pillow after you enter in."
Next a group of mice appeared.
St Peter: "Ah, I remember you. You were such good mice on earth. You didn't steal food from anyone's house and never hurt other animals. Therefore, I want to grant you one special wish you always wanted."
The Chief Mouse answered, "Well, we always watched the children playing and saw them roller skate, and it was beautiful, and it looked like so much fun. Can we each have some roller skates, please?"
St Peter: "Granted. You shall have your wish."
Next day, St Peter was making the rounds inside the Gates, and saw the cat. "Well, Cat ... Did you enjoy the satin pillow?"
Cat: "Oh, indeed I did. And say ... that "Meals on Wheels" thing was a nice touch, too!"