Joke - The pearly gates renovation
St Peter wants to renovate the pearly gates so he asks the souls for skilled workmen that are up to the task.
Three guys show up a chinese, a german and a greek, and St.Peter gives them a 3day deadline to tender their proposals.
The first one to come was the Chinese guy who asked for €1,000 and described how he’d plaster and paint the gates.
The second one to come was the German who asked for €10,000 and he produced elaborate plans and down to the last cent estimates on how he’d refurbish the gates completely, and St.Peter was quite impressed and ready to give him the job but he decided to wait till the deadline for the greek too.
So came the greek and asked for €100,000 without any other explanation. St.Peter fell off his chair and asked him in deep astonishment and confusion:
- Do you expect to get the job with such an at least ridiculous offer? You know the chinese bid me €1,000 for a fine job, and the german €10,000 for making the pearly gates even more magnificent they’re now, and you’re asking for heaven’s shake €100,000 and without any account or shame?
So the audacious greek answered:
- It’s pretty simple if you come and think of it more practically, but don’t worry I’m going to break it down for you in simple terms to catch on. First I'll tip the german €10,000 to withdraw his tender. Then I'll pay the chinese €1,000 to do the job. And last but not least I’ll grease your holy palms with €50,000 to win the tender so that we'll all be blessed.