New Yorkers at the Pearly Gates
Saint Peter was manning the Pearly Gates when forty people from New York City showed up all atthe same time.
Never having seen so many from the Big Apple at heaven's door at one time, Saint Peter said he would have to check with God.
Upon hearing the situation, God instructed him to admit the ten most virtuous people from the group.
A few minutes later, Saint Peter returned to God breathless and said, "They're gone!"
"What? All of the New Yorkers are gone?" asked God.
"No!" replied Saint Peter. "The Pearly Gates!"