A young man died and as so often happens in stories like this, he went to Heaven, where he found he was the third in line at the Pearly Gates.
St. Peter was taking a much needed break, so an angel was admitting the newly arrived to Heaven and the queue was growing as it was a busy day.
The angel told the three new arrivals that because so many drug dealers and other criminals had managed to sneak into Heaven, that St. Peter must now be a little stricter with the screening process. Each person who is hoping to enter Heaven is now required to state their former occupation and to state his or her yearly salary.
The first man in line said to the angel, “I was an actor. I appeared in several Hollywood blockbusters and I earned $1 million last year”.
The angel said to the man, “Okay sir, you may enter Heaven”.
The angel then turned to the woman who was next in line and asked her about her life.
The woman stated, “I earned $250,000 a year as an attorney”.
The angel thought for a moment and then lets her into Heaven as well.
The angel then turned to the third person in line and asked them, “What have you done with your life?”
The man replied, “I earned $8,000 last year”.
“Oh”, the angel replied, interrupting the man. “What did you teach?”
I know it’s a joke, but I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Please share if you believe teachers should earn more.
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