St Peter is Checking ID's At The Pearly Gates and first comes a Texan.
"Tell me, what have you done in life?" says St.
The Texan says, "Well, I struck oil, so I became rich, but I
didn't sit on my laurels--I divided all my money among my entire family
in my will, so our descendants are all set for about three generations."
St. Peter says, "That's quite something. Come on in. Next!"
guy in line has been listening, so he says, "I struck it big in the
stock market, but I didn't selfishly just provide for my own like that
Texan guy. I donated five million to Save the Children."
says Saint Peter. "Come in. Who's next?"
The third guy has been
listening, and says timidly with a downcast look, "Well, I only made
five thousand dollars in my entire lifetime."
"Heavens!" says St. Peter.
"What instrument did you play?