An engineer dies and reports to the pearly
gates. St. Peter checks
his list and says, "Ah, you're an engineer. You're in the wrong place,
fella." So the engineer disappointedly reports to the gates of Hell,
wondering what he did to deserve this.
Pretty soon, having accepted his fate, the engineer gets
dissatisfied with the level of comfort in Hell, and starts designing and
building improvements. After a while, they've got air conditioning, flush
toliets, escalators, etc., and the engineer is a pretty popular
One day, God calls Satan up on his telephathic connection and
asks, "So how's it going down there in Hell?"
Satan replies, "Hey, things are going great. We've got air
conditioning, flush toilets and escalators, and there's no
telling what this engineer is going to come up with next.
We're having a wonderful time.
God replies: "What?!!! You've got an engineer? That's a
mistake -- he should never have gotten down there. Send him up
Satan says, "No way! I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm
God says, "Send him back up here or I'll sue."
Satan laughs uroariously and answers, "Yeah, right! And just
where are YOU going to get a lawyer.