The Engineer in Hell
An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates. St. Peter checks his
dossier and says, "Ah, you're an engineer - you're in the wrong place." So
the engineer reports to the gates of Hell and is let in. Pretty soon the
engineer gets dissatisfied with the level of comfort in Hell and starts
designing and building improvements. After a while they've got air
conditioning and flush toilets and the engineer is a pretty popular guy.
One day God calls Satan on the telephone and says with a sneer, "So,
how's it going down there in hell?" Satan replies, "Hey, things are going
great. We've got air conditioning and flush toilets and there's no
telling what this engineer is going to come up with next." God
replies, "What??? You've got an engineer? That's a mistake - he should
never have gotten down there. Send him up here." Satan says, "No way, I
like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm keeping him." God says,
"Send him back up here or I'll sue." Satan laughs uproariously and
answers, "Yeah, right. And just where are YOU going to get a lawyer?"