One day while walking downtown, a Human Resources woman
was hit by a bus and was tragically killed. Her soul
arrived up in heaven where she was met at the Pearly
Gates by St. Peter himself.
“Welcome to Heaven,” said St. Peter. “Before you get
settled in though, it seems we have a problem. You see,
strangely enough, we’ve never once had an HR manager
make it this far and we’re really not sure what to do
“No problem, just let me in,” said the woman.
“Well, I’d like to, but I have higher orders. What
we’re going to do is let you have a day in Hell and a
day in Heaven and then you can choose whichever one you
want to spend an eternity in,” the Saint replied.
“Actually, I think I’ve made up my mind… I prefer to
stay in Heaven.”
“Sorry, we have our rules…”
And with that St. Peter put the HR manager in an
elevator and it went down-down-down to Hell. The doors
opened and the HR manager found herself stepping out
onto the putting green of a beautiful golf course. In
the distance was a country club and standing in front
of her were all her friends – fellow HR professionals
that she had worked with. They were all dressed in
evening gowns and cheering for her. They ran up and
kissed her on both cheeks and they talked about old
times. They played an excellent round of golf and at
night went to the country club where she enjoyed an
excellent steak and lobster dinner. She met the Devil
who was actually a really nice guy (kinda cute) and she
had a great time telling jokes and dancing. The HR
manager was having such a good time that before she
knew it, it was time to leave. Everybody shook her hand
and waved goodbye as she got on the elevator. The
elevator went up-up-up and opened back up at the Pearly
Gates where St. Peter was waiting for her.
“Now it’s time to spend a day in Heaven” he said. So
the HR manager spent the next 24 hours lounging around
on the clouds and playing the harp and singing. She had
a great time and before she knew it, her 24 hours were
up and St. Peter came and got her.
“So, you’ve spent a day in Hell and you’ve spent a day
in Heaven. Now you must choose your eternity,” he said.
The HR manager paused for a second and then replied,
“Well, I never thought I’d say this. I mean, Heaven has
been really great and all, but I think I had a better
time in Hell.”
So, St. Peter escorted her to the elevator and again
the HR manager went down-down-down back to Hell.
When the doors of the elevator opened she found herself
standing in a desolate wasteland covered in garbage and
filth. She saw her friends were dressed in rags and
were picking up garbage and putting it in sacks for the
evening meal. The Devil came up to her and put his arm
around her and laughed at her.
“I don’t understand,” stammered the HR manager.
“Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and a
country club and we ate lobster and we danced and had a
great time. Now all there is a wasteland of garbage and
all my friends look miserable.”
The Devil looked at her and grinned: “That’s because
yesterday we were recruiting you… but today you’re