The Copywriter in Heaven

A copywriter passes on and meets Saint Peter in front of the pearly gates. Saint Peter tells the copywriter, “Well, we have two special rooms specifically for copywriters in the afterlife. One’s in Hell, and one’s here in Heaven.”

The copywriter shrugs and says, “Well, might as well see the worst one first. Let me see the one in Hell.”

Leading him down, Saint Peter guides him to a door and lets him peek inside. The copywriter sees row upon of faceless hacks, all scribbling frantically as giant red devils lay into them with heavy whips. One particularly mean-looking demon presides over the scene, screaming at them, “The meeting’s in five minutes! The meeting’s in five minutes!”

The copywriter turns pale and slams the door. “I had enough of that in my earthly life! You’d better show me the copywriter room in Heaven.”

Leading him back to Heaven, Saint Peter guides him to another door and lets him peek inside. In the second room, the copywriter sees row upon of faceless hacks, all scribbling frantically as giant red devils lay into them with heavy whips. One particularly mean-looking demon presides over the scene, screaming at them, “The meeting’s in five minutes! The meeting’s in five minutes!”

The copywriter slams the door and confronts Saint Peter. “This is supposed to be Heaven! I can’t tell the difference between this and Hell!”

Saint Peter smiles and replies, “Well, up here, the work actually gets produced.”