A taxi driver dies and goes to
heaven and upon reaching the pearly gates he announces his presence to St. Peter, who
looks him up in his Big Book. Upon reading the entry for the cabby, St. Peter invites him
to grab a silk robe and a golden staff and to proceed into Heaven.
A preacher is next in line behind the cabby and has been watching these proceedings with
interest. He announces himself to St. Peter. Upon scanning the preacher's entry in the Big
Book, St. Peter furrows his brow and says, "Okay, we'll let you in but take that
plain cloth robe and the wooden staff."
The preacher is astonished and replies, "But I am a man of the cloth! You gave that
cab driver a golden staff and a silken robe. Surely I rate higher than a cabby!"
St. Peter responded matter-of-factly: "Here we are interested in results. When you
preached, people slept; when the cabby drove his taxi, people prayed."