The Engineer and the Devil

An engineer dies and goes to heaven. St. Peter meets him at the gate and says, "What? An Engineer? You're in the wrong place! Beat it!"

So, he goes down to Hell, and gets settled in. But he soon becomes dissatisfied with conditions there, and begins to make improvements. Before long, Hell has running water, flush toilets, escalators, even air conditioning, 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."

"What?" God replies, "You've got an engineer? That's a mistake -- he should never have gotten down there. Send him up right away!"

"No way!" says Satan, "I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm keeping him."

God sternly replies, "Send him back up here or I'll sue your shiny red pants off!"

"Oh, yeah?" the Devil answers, "Where are you going to get a lawyer?!?"