A prominent, young attorney was on his way to court to begin arguments on a complex lawsuit when he suddenly found himself at the Gates of Heaven.
St. Peter started to escort him inside, when the lawyer began to protest that his untimely death had to be some sort of mistake.
“I’m much too young to die! I’m only 35!”
St. Peter agreed that 35 did seem to be a bit young to be entering the pearly gates and agreed to check on his case.
When St. Peter returned, he told the attorney, “I’m afraid that the mistake must be yours, my son. We verified your age on the basis of the number of hours you’ve billed to your clients and you’re at least 108.”