Al, the hot-shot prominent young attorney was on his way to court to begin arguments on a complex lawsuit when he suddenly found himself at the Gates of Heaven.
St. Peter welcomed him and started to escort him inside, when Al began to protest that his untimely death had to be some sort of mistake.
“I’m much too young to die! I’m only 35!” he exlaimed.
St. Peter agreed that 35 did seem to be a bit young to be entering the pearly gates, and told him he would check on his case using the Akashic Records data base.
After some intense browsing, he told Al, “I’m afraid that there is no mistake my son.”
Mystified, Al asks, “So why am I here?”
“We verified your age on the basis of the number of hours you’ve billed to your clients, and you’re at least 108 years old!”