THE PEARLY GATES

JOSEPH VINCENT MCGHEE, NOW IS THE TIME –

As he opened his eyes, all he could see was a tall figure wearing all white, with a clipboard in his hand. The voice spoke again

JOSEPH VINCENT MCGHEE, NOW IS THE TIME TO –

‘Hang on, my middle name isn’t Vincent, it’s just Vince’

OH I’M SORRY. JOSEPH VINCE MCGHEE, NOW IS THE-

‘Also, my proper name isn’t Joseph, people used to call me that to annoy me, it’s just Joe but people call me Jock. When I was a boy I got called Joey and it pissed me off, and when I was growing up I got called Joe and now as an adult I’m just Jock’

OH SORRY, IT MUST BE A TYPO ON THE BOARD HERE. JOE VINCE MCGHEE, YOUR NAME IS AT THE TOP OF THE LIST, NOW IT IS THE TIME-

‘The list, like the list of Jericho?

JERICHO? NO THAT’S A PLACE, NOT A LIST. PLEASE CAN YOU LET ME CONTINUE WITHOUT INTERUPTING? I HAVEN’T GOT ALL DAY

‘Okay sorry’

THANKS. JOE VINCE MCGHEE, OF DUNDEE, OREGON, NOW, FOR THE FOURTH TIME IT IS-

‘I’m sorry to interrupt you again, but I’m not from Dundee Oregon’

YOU’RE NOT?

‘No, I’m from Dundee Scotland’

HMPH. LET ME CHECK SOMETHING

For a moment or 2 the figure is messing with something behind him on the floor. After a short time he pulls out an a small square object

LET ME CHECK THIS HERE. JOCK MCGHEE….DUNDEE…SCOTLAND

‘What are you doing?

I’M CHECKING OUR DATABASE ON THIS. WE HAVE A NEW ANGEL IN THE PROCESSING DEPARTMENT, YOUNG GIRL, BEEN MAKING SOME MISTAKES RECENTLY…..AHH HERE WE ARE, JOCK MCGHEE OF DUNDEE SCOTLAND, FOOTBALL MANAGER WITH A LOT OF SUCCESS. IT SAYS HERE THAT YOU’VE WON-

‘Whoa don’t tell me what I’ve won, hang on how can you see what I’ve won?

WELL THE PAGE SAYS THAT JOCK MCGHEE OF SCOTLAND IS A WELL RESPECTED FOOTBALL MANAGER, THAT’S WON TROPHIES ON MULTIPLE CONTINENTS AND HAS TOPPED VARIOUS HALLS OF FAME IN THE FOOTBALLING WORLD. HOWEVER ON MY LIST IT SAYS NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO ENTER HEAVEN

Just then it dawned on Jock that he’s stood at the pearly gates speaking to Saint Peter, and the bloody idiot has the wrong Jock McGhee!

‘Look man, I’m flattered that you’ve somehow looked into the future and seen something about me on that swanky shiny thing you’ve got there, but you’ve clearly got the wrong Jock.

NONESENSE, I HAVEN’T GOT THE WRONG ANYTHING, THAT NEW GIRL IN PROCESSING HAS MADE AN ERROR. WAIT HERE PLEASE. After 3 or so minutes he reappears.

JOSEPH VINCENT MCGHEE, OF DUNDEE OREGON, NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO ENTER HEAVEN

‘What? How did I get here, where am I? A figure behind Jock says

JOSPEH VINCENT MCGHEE, YOU ARE AT THE PEARLY GATES, NOW IS YOUR TIME TO ENTER HEAVEN

‘Really? How did I die?’

A TRAGIC PIG FARMING ACCIDENT. NOW SAVE ALL YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE ANGELS INSIDE, PLEASE SIGN HERE.  Saint Peter looked over at our Jock McGhee and said JOE VINCE MCGHEE ALSO KNOWN AS JOCK, OF DUNDEE SCOTLAND, NOW IS NOT YOUR TIME, YOU ARE FREE TO LEAVE. JUST TAKE THE DOOR TO THE LEFT, THE UNICORNS WILL SEE YOU OUT

‘Thanks, I guess’


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