One day a politician is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by God at the entrance. "Welcome to Heaven, but before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."
"What we'll do is have you spend one day in Hell and one in Heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."
"Fine, say the politician."
And with that, the politician heads down, down to Hell. The doors open and he is astounded to find a veritable 'heaven' down there. Friendly folk are all around, many playing yum, khuru games going on in the background, beautiful dancing girls and the finest ara freely flowing.
He has a grand 24 hours in Hell and before he knows it, the time is up and he has to go back to heaven.
"Now it's time to visit Heaven", says God. To his surprise, life in heaven is the same as in hell. There too, he spends a very contented 24 hours with famous names from the past, singing and joking and generally having a very good time.
It is then time to decide whether he wants to stay in Heaven or Hell.
"Well, I've spent a day in Hell and another in Heaven and I would never have said it, but though Heaven has been delightful, but I think Hell was more exciting."
So the politician is sent off down, down to Hell. As the doors to Hell open, he finds himself in a barren landscape, where all the pitiable souls are struggling in unimaginable heat, covered in the most disgusting dirt and nauseating smell. It is unbearable.
As the Devil comes over to to take charge, he stammers, "I don't understand, yesterday I was here and it was so much fun here and i had such a great time. Now all there is a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable."
The Devil grins and says, "Well, yesterday we were campaigning. Now you voted for us, we have to get back to business!"