A man dies and to his great disappointment he is sent to Hell instead of being sent to Heaven as he expected.
When he arrives, he finds that there is a different Hell for each country.
He decides to try the German Hell to see what that is like, and when he arrives he asks “What do they do here?”.
He was told that when you go to the German Hell, first they put you in an electric chair for an hour, then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour, finally a German devil comes in and beats you for the rest of the day”.
The man doesn’t like the sound of the German Hell at all, so he moves on to check out the Hells for some other countries, only to realise that they are almost the same as the German Hell.
Eventually he comes to the British Hell and is surprised to find that there is a long line of people waiting to get in.
Amazed at this, he asks, “What do they do here?”
The gatekeeper gives their answer. “First they put you in an electric chair for an hour. Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour. The the British devil comes in and beats you for the rest of the day”.
The man says, “But that is exactly the same as the other Hells, so why are there so many people waiting to get in here?”
The gatekeeper replies, “Because maintenance is so bad that the electric chair does not work, someone has stolen the nails from the beds and the British devil is a former Member of Parliament, so he comes in, signs, registers then takes a nap for the whole day!”
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