A taxi-cab driver reaches the Pearly Gates and announces his presence to St. Peter, who looks him up in his Big Book.
When reading his entry for the cabbie, St. Peter invites him to pick up a silk robe and a golden staff and to proceed into Heaven.
A preacher is next in line behind the cabbie and watched the proceedings with interest.
The preacher announces himself to St. Peter.
Scanning the preacher’s entry in the Big Book, St. Peter furrows his brow and says, “Okay, we’ll let you in, but take that cloth robe and wooden staff.”
The preacher is amazed and says, “I am a man of the cloth. You gave that cab driver a gold staff and a silk robe. I must rate higher than a taxi-cab driver!”
St. Peter nonchalantly told him: “This is heaven and up here, we are interested in results. When you preached, people slept. When the cabbie drove his taxi, people prayed.”