Heaven or Hell?
A highly skilled nurse died and arrived before St. Peter at the pearly gates, who explained, “We have this policy of allowing you to choose whether you want to spend eternity in heaven or hell.”
“That’s easy,” the nurse said. “I want to stay in heaven.” “It’s not that easy,” said St. Peter. “You have to spend a day in each place before making this decision.”
With that, he put the nurse on an elevator and sent him down to hell. The elevator doors opened and the nurse found himself in a sunny garden, where many former friends and colleagues warmly greeted him. He had a great time all day laughing and talking about old times. That night, he had an excellent supper in a fantastic restaurant. He even met the devil, who turned out to be a pretty nice guy. Before he knew it, his day was over and he returned to heaven.
The day in heaven was great as well. He lounged around on clouds, sang, and played the harp. At the end of the day, St. Peter came and asked for his decision. “Well, heaven was great and all,” the nurse said, “but I had a better time in hell. I know it sounds strange, but I choose hell.”