Three doctors die and arrive at the traditional Pearly Gates.
St. Peter opens his great Book of Life, and greets each of the physicians, asking them to tell him how they served their fellow humans on Earth.
The first doctor says: “I was an obstetrician; I helped thousands of people enter this world safely and in good health.”
St. Peter bows low and says: “welcome, good doctor. Eternity is yours in heaven.”
The second doctor declares: “I was a teaching surgeon at a hospital. I launched the careers of many brilliant physicians.”
St Peter nods in approval and waves the physician inside, again saying: “welcome, good doctor. Eternity is yours in heaven.”
The third doctor says: “I was a consultant for an insurance company. I made sure that my company didn’t pay out more than necessary on any claim.”
St. Peter shuts his book with a snap. “Well, you can come in,” he tells the doctor, “but you can only stay three days.”