A guy from Philadelphia dies and
is sent to Hell.
He had been a horrible man
his entire life. The devil puts him to work breaking up rocks with
a sledgehammer. To make it worse he cranks up the temperature and
the humidity. After a couple of days, the devil checks in on his
victim to see if he is suffering adequately. The devil is aghast
as the Philadelphian is happily swinging his hammer and whistling
a happy tune.
The devil walks up to him and says, "I
don't understand this. I've turned the heat way up, it's humid,
you're crushing rocks; why are you so happy?"
The Philadelphian, with a big smile, looks
at the devil and replies, "This is great! It reminds me of August
in Philadelphia. Hot, humid, a good place to work. It reminds me
of home. This is fantastic!"
The devil, extremely perplexed, walks away
to ponder the Philadelphian's remarks. Then he decides to drop the
temperature, send down a driving rain and torrential wind. Soon,
Hell is a wet, muddy mess. Walking in mud up to his knees with
dust blowing into his eyes, the Philadelphian is happily slogging
through the mud pushing a wheelbarrow full of crushed rocks.
Again, the devil asks how he can be happy
in such conditions.
The Philadelphian replies, "This is great!
Just like April in Philadelphia. It reminds me of working out in
the yard with spring planting!"
The devil is now completely baffled but
more determined to make the Philadelphian suffer. He makes the
temperature plummet. Suddenly Hell is blanketed in snow and ice.
Confident that this will surely make the Philadelphian unhappy,
the devil checks in on him. He is again aghast at what he sees.
The Philadelphian is dancing, singing, and twirling his
sledgehammer as he cavorts in glee.
"How can you be so happy? Don't you know
its 40 below zero!?" screams the devil.
Jumping up and down the Philadelphian
throws a snowball at the devil and yells, "Hell's frozen over!!
This means the Eagles won the SuperBowl !!
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