Decision Time.... Part Two

  Bingalau 19:46 16 May 08
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Everyone gives him a big hug and waves as Brown steps on the elevator and heads upward.
When the elevator door reopens, he is in Heaven again and Saint Peter is
waiting for him. 'Now it's time to visit Heaven,' the old man says, opening the gate.
So for twenty four hours Brown is made to hang out with a bunch of honest,
good-natured people who enjoy each other's company, talk about things other
than money and treat each other decently. Not a nasty prank or short-arse
joke among them. No fancy country clubs here and, while the food tastes
great, it's not caviar or lobster. And these people are all poor. He doesn't
see anybody he knows and he isn't even treated like someone special!
'Whoa,' he says uncomfortably to himself. 'Harold Wilson never prepared me for this!'
The day done, Saint Peter returns and says, 'Well, you've spent a day in
Hell and a day in Heaven. Now choose where you want to live for Eternity..'
With the 'Deal or No Deal' theme playing softly in the background, Brown
reflects for a minute ... Then answers: 'Well, I would never have thought
I'd say this -- I mean, Heaven has been delightful and all -- but I really
think I belong in Hell with my friends.'
So Saint Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down,
all the way to Hell.
The doors of the elevator open and he is in the middle of a barren scorched
earth covered with garbage and toxic industrial wasteland, looking a bit
like the eroded, rabbit and fox affected Australian outback, but worse and more desolate.
He is horrified to see all of his friends, dressed in rags and chained
together, picking up the roadside rubbish and putting it into black plastic
bags. They are groaning and moaning in pain, faces and hands black with grime.
The Devil comes over to Brown and puts an arm around his shoulder.' I don't
understand,' stammers a shocked Brown, 'Yesterday I was here and there was a
golf course and a club-house and we ate lobster and caviar and drank
tequila. We lazed around and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland
full of garbage and everybody looks miserable!'
The Devil looks at him, smiles slyly and purrs, 'Yesterday we were
campaigning; today you voted for us!'

  csqwared 19:58 16 May 08

I'm one of those people that think the whole political system is pretty much tarred by the same brush, what is said today isn't necessarily what we mean tomorrow and around election times it gets worse. Nice tale though, hope you are more proficient at typing than I am having done that lot. The story reminds me of a similar one that ends "right chaps, tea break over, back on your heads".

  Bingalau 20:02 16 May 08

csqwared. Copied and pasted from an e-mail.

  Bingalau 21:47 16 May 08

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