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What do you call this place?

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by lethal tupperwa, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the
    scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered
    dying, and that the dog had been dead for years. He wondered where the road
    was leading them.

    After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the
    road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken
    by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it,
    he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother of pearl, and
    the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog
    walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one
    side. When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

    "This is Heaven, sir," the man answered.

    "Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.

    "Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right
    up." The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

    "Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler
    asked. "I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."

    The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued
    the way he had been going.

    After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a
    dirt road which led through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been
    closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside,
    leaning against a tree and reading a book.

    "Excuse me!" he called to the reader. "Do you have any water?"

    "Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there." The man pointed to a place that
    couldn't be seen from outside the gate. "Come on in."

    "How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog. "There should
    be a bowl by the pump."

    They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old fashioned hand
    pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the
    bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog. When they
    were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the
    tree waiting for them.

    "What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.

    "This is Heaven." was the answer.

    "Well, that's confusing" the traveler said. "The man down the road said that
    was Heaven, too."

    "Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's
    Hell."

    "Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

    "No. I can see how you might think so, but we're just happy that they screen
    out the folks who'll leave their best friends behind."
     
  2. Hank Hill

    Hank Hill

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    This was the plot of a Twilight Zone episode. Good story though.