A man arrives at the gates of heaven, where St Peter greets him and says, "Before
I can let you enter I must ask you what you have done in your life that was particularly
The man racks his brains for a few minutes and then admits to St Peter that
he hasn't done anything particularly good in his life.
"Well," says St Peter, "have you done anything particularly
brave in your life?"
"Yes, I have," replies the man proudly.
St Peter asks the man to give an account of his bravery.
So the man explains, "I was refereeing this important match between Liverpool
and Everton at Anfield. The score was nil-nil and there was only one more minute
of play to go in the second half when I awarded a penalty against Liverpool at
the Cop end."
"Yes," responded St Peter, "I agree that was a real act of bravery.
Can you perhaps tell me when this took place?"
"Certainly," the man replied, "about three minutes ago.