August 14, 2003

A man appears before St. Peter at the pearly gates. "Have you ever done
anything of particular merit?" St. Peter asks.
"Well, I can think of one thing," the man offers. "Once, on a trip to
the Black Hills, out in South Dakota, I came upon a gang of
high-testosterone bikers who
were threatening a young woman. I directed them to leave her alone, but
they wouldn't listen. So I approached the largest and most heavily
tattooed
biker. I smacked him on the head, kicked his bike over, ripped out his
nose ring and threw it on the ground, and told him, 'Leave her alone now
or you'll
answer to me.'"
St. Peter was impressed. "When did this happen?"
"Just a couple minutes ago."v