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A Sparky (‘Electrician’ Royalty of all Trades) dies in a car accident on
his 40th birthday and finds himself at the Pearly Gates. A brass band is
playing, the angels are singing a beautiful hymn, there is a huge crowd
cheering and shouting his name, and absolutely everyone wants to shake
his hand.

Just when he thinks things can’t possibly get any better, Saint Peter
himself runs over, apologizes for not greeting him personally at the
Pearly Gates, shakes his hand, and says, “Congratulations son, we’ve been
waiting a long time for you.”

“Totally confused and a little embarrassed, the Sparky (‘Electrician’
Royalty of all Trades) sheepishly looks at Saint Peter and says “Saint
Peter, I tried to lead a God-fearing life, I loved my family, I tried to
obey the 10 commandments, but congratulations for what? I honestly don’t
remember doing anything really special when I was alive. Is it because
I’m a Sparky the Royalty of all Trades”

“We’re celebrating the fact that you lived to be 160 years old! God
himself wants to see you!”

The Sparky (‘Electrician’ Royalty of all Trades) is awestruck and can
only look at Saint Peter with his mouth wide open. When he regains his power
of speech, he looks up at Saint Peter and says “Saint Peter, I lived my life
in the eternal hope that when I died I would be judged by God and be
found to be worthy, but I only lived to be forty.”

“That’s simply impossible son,” says Saint Peter, “We’ve added up your
time sheets.”