Three social workers were sitting in the waiting room outside the pearly gates when St. Peter called the first one up to the desk.
"So, what have you done to deserve to come in here, my dear?" asked the old gatekeeper.
"Well, I was a psychiatric social worker at the local hospital. I worked many long hours under stressful conditions and helped to save many lives, " she said.
"Come right in, then, and make yourself at home for all eternity," St. Peter told her.
When asked what she had done to deserve to walk the streets of gold, the second social worker replied, "Well, I was a social worker at the local mental health clinic during my lifetime. I worked many long hours under stressful conditions and helped the team save many lives."
"Come right in, then, and make yourself at home for all eternity," replied St. Peter.
"Now, tell me what you have done to deserve to sing with the angels," he asked of the third social worker.
"Well, I worked for an insurance company during my lifetime. I worked many long hours under stressful conditions and I helped to save the company a lot of money," she beamed.St. Peter looked puzzled for a moment, but then said, "Come right in and enjoy the wonders of heaven. But don't get too comfortable . . . you can only stay for three days!"