cj#466> (:>) poor Bill Gates…


Richard Moore

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                        HUMOR AND OPINION

from Mark Hartwig

                             Author Unknown

        Bill Gates dies in a car accident. He finds himself in purgatory,
being sized up by God.
        "Well, Bill, I'm really confused on this call; I'm not sure
whether to send you to Heaven or Hell. After all, you enormously helped
society by putting a computer in almost every home in America, yet you
also created that ghastly Windows '95. I'm going to do something I've
never done before, in your case; I'm going to let you decide where you
want to go."
        Bill replied, "Well, what's the difference between the two?"
        God said, "I'm willing to let you visit both places briefly, if it
will help your decision."
        "Fine, but where should I go first?"
        "I'll leave that up to you."
        "Okay then," said Bill, "Let's try Hell first."
        So Bill went to Hell. It was a beautiful, clean, sandy beach with
clear waters and lots of beautiful women running around, playing in the
water, laughing and frolicking about. The sun was shining; the temperature
perfect. He was very pleased.
        "This is great!" he told God. "If this is Hell, I really want to
see Heaven!"
        "Fine," said God, and off they went.
        Heaven was a place high in the clouds, with angels drifting about,
playing harps and singing. It was nice, but not as enticing as Hell.
        Bill thought for a quick minute, and rendered his decision. "Hmmm.
I think I'd prefer Hell," he told God.
        "Fine," retorted God, "as you desire." So Bill Gates went to Hell.
        Two weeks later, God decided to check on the late billionaire to
see how he was doing in Hell. When he got there, he found Bill, shackled
to a wall, screaming amongst hot flames in dark caves, being burned and
tortured by demons.
        "How's everything going?" he asked Bill.
        Bill responded, his voice filled with anguish and disappointment,
"This is awful! This is nothing like the Hell I visited two weeks ago!  I
can't believe this is happening! What happened to that other place, with
the beaches, the beautiful women playing in the water????
        "That was a demo," replied God.


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