A view of Heaven

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is yet another short story based on a joke I heard. I hope everyone likes it.

Submitted: January 20, 2014

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Submitted: January 20, 2014



A View of Heaven


This couple lived into their late nineties, largely due to the wife's insistance of proper diet and exercise, as well as the husband's excellent financial management; making sure their pensions and investments held out.  After living long, full lives one day they are both killed in a car accident.


Upon arriving at the Perley Gates St. Peter greated them..  "Congradulations!  Welcome to Heaven!  You both made it.  After checking them in St. Peter took them to where they would be staying.  It was a big mansion with a pool, basketball court, bar and bowling alley. 
"That's great St. Peter" the man said, "But who pays for this?"  "Don't worry about it, your in Heaven." St. Peter replied.


Next he showed them the golf course literally behind the mansion.  It was majestic.  "That's pretty awesome St. Peter" the man said, "But who pays the dues?  And the green fees?"  "Don't worry about it, everything's covered.  Your in Heaven" St. Peter responded.  "I realize that this may be overwhelming for you, why don't we return to the mansion and have breakfast?"


Upon getting back to the mansion the angels had prepared a massive breakfast for them, including eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, homefries, and toast.  It smelled and tasted deliscious.  Once again the man asked "But St. Peter, who pays for this?  And how much should I tip the angels?"  His wife added in "Yeah.  And what about the calories, fat, and sugar?"  And so St. Peter tells them once again "Don't worry about it.  Your in Heaven!  You can have whatever you want and not have to pay for it.  Its all covered.  The new bodies you've been given can appear any way you want them to.  You don't have to worry about eating, drinking, smoking or other health issues.  You have both earned this by the way you lived your lives on Earth."


"Damnit woman!" the man yelled.  "If it wasn't for your miserable bran muffins I could have been here ten years ago!"


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