An Engineer Dies and Is Accidentally Sent to the Wrong Place

We love jokes about heaven and hell because religion and the belief (or disbelief) in the afterlife is a serious topic. It’s my opinion that it’s good to be able to make fun of ourselves a little bit, and that includes whatever religious beliefs we have. It sort of serves to lighten up the conversation, especially since there are so many religious beliefs among people. Even among people of the same faith, there are sometimes countless variations and levels of belief, with some sects being more conservative and others a little more liberal. In fact, many people in the Christian faith question the concept of “hell.” Whatever you believe, this joke about heaven and hell is hilarious. But it’s also a funny joke about lawyers and engineers, too.

An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates. St. Peter checks his dossier and says, “Ah, you’re an engineer — you’re in the wrong place.”

So, the engineer reports to the gates of hell and is let in. Pretty soon, the engineer gets dissatisfied with the level of comfort in hell and starts designing and building improvements. After a while, they’ve got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and the engineer is a pretty popular guy.

One day, God calls Satan up on the telephone and says with a sneer, “So, how’s it going down there in hell?”

Satan replies, “Hey, things are going great. We’ve got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and there’s no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next.”

God replies, “What??? You’ve got an engineer? That’s a mistake — he should never have gotten down there; send him up here.”

Satan says, “No way. I like having an engineer on the staff, and I’m keeping him.”

God says, “Send him back up here or I’ll sue.”

Satan laughs uproariously and answers, “Yeah, right. And just where are YOU going to get a lawyer?”

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