Bill Gates Meets St. Peter, Revisited

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When Bill Gates died, he went up to Heaven, where Saint Peter showed him to his house...a beautiful 20 room house, with grounds and a tennis court. Bill Gates was pleased, and spent many months enjoying the amenities of Heaven.

One day, he was enjoying one of Heaven's many fine parks, when he ran into a man dressed in a fine
tailored suit. "That is a nice suit, my friend," said Gates. "Where did you get it?"

"Actually," the man replied, "I was given a hundred of these when I got here. I must say that I have been treated really well. I was given a mansion on a hill overlooking a beautiful valley, with a huge five-hundred acre estate, a golf course, and three Rolls Royce's."

"Were you a Pope, or a doctor healing the sick?" asked Gates.

"No," said his new friend, "actually, I was the captain of the Titanic."

Hearing this made Gates so angry that he immediately stalked off to find St. Peter.

Cornering Peter, he told him about the man he had just met, saying, "How could you just give me a paltry new house, while you have been showering new cars, a mansion, and fine suits on the captain of the Titanic? I invented the Windows operating system! Why in the world does he deserve better??!!!!"

"Yes, but we use Windows ," replied Peter, "and the Titanic only crashed once."

January 2002

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