Thursday Special ~ Election

A good one for Thursday Special since it’s election day!

Image courtesy of BBC

While walking down the street one day a Labour “Member of Parliament” is tragically hit by a truck and dies.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

‘Welcome to heaven,’ says St. Peter. ‘Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.’

‘No problem, just let me in,’ says the man.

‘Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.’

‘Really, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,’ says the MP.

‘I’m sorry, but we have our rules.’

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other labour politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.

Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

‘Now it’s time to visit heaven.’

So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

‘Well, then, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.’

The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: ‘Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.’

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

Now the doors of the elevator open and he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.

He sees all his starving friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. ‘I don’t understand,’ stammers the MP. ‘Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my starving friends look miserable.

What happened?’

The devil looks at him, smiles and says, ‘Yesterday we were campaigning… …

Thanks Elly for this one!

12 thoughts on “Thursday Special ~ Election

  1. nick

    Quite so! For Labour of course you can substitute virtually any other party. I shudder to think what we’re in for once the election’s over. But I’ll just keep singing and playing my harp….

  2. wisewebwoman

    Yes, I saw this one before in another campaign, if one believed in the afterlife it is a great thought. However, I’m afraid all those pigs-at-the-trough are going to get away with their dastardly deeds….

  3. Magpie11

    WWB ..and in the process cause untold harm to the rest of the world.

    There’s no need to think what we’re in for… it’s all ready started…interest rates are creeping up…taxation and inflation will follow..typical post Labour problems as we’ve seen before and the continued destruction of a once caring society as triggered by Thatcher
    as for NI … a rise in criminality under the guise of sectarian action?

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Thanks folks for all the comments. It looks like being change all around….. lets hope there will be some change for the better and that ‘sound-bite’ politics will become a thing of the past.


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