Monday, February 13, 2006

Teachers and In-Service

I received this via email the other day. Considering the long hours I've put in lately planning an inservice day for our teachers, I thought it was appropriate to share here. Plus, I know other teachers will identify with it.

What Happens to Teachers When They Die

A teacher dies and goes to Heaven. When she gets there, she meets Saint Peter at the pearly gates. St. Peter says to her, "Welcome to Heaven. Let me give you an orientation first."

St. Peter takes her to some beautiful mansions. The teacher asks, "Who lives in these beautiful houses?"

"These are for the doctors. They did a lot of good on Earth, and so they get a nice mansion," replied St. Peter. Then he takes the teacher to even finer mansions - more magnificent than the first.

"Wow! Who lives here?" asks the teacher.

"These mansions are for social workers. They did a lot of good on Earth, but they didn't make much money. So they get an even better house."

Finally St. Peter took the teacher to even more mansions. These were the most gorgeous homes she had ever seen. They had huge columns, well-manicured lawns, lush gardens, beautiful stained glass windows: the works!

"These are the most beautiful homes I have ever seen!" exclaimed the teacher. "Who lives here?"

"Teachers live here," replied St. Peter. "They did much good on Earth and received meager monetary compensation, and so they get the best houses in all of Heaven."

"But where are all the teachers?" inquired the teacher when she surveyed the empty rooms.

"Oh, they'll be back soon," St. Peter answered, "They're all in Hell at an in-service."

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