|The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump died and goes to Heaven. |
He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed, and Forrest approaches the Gatekeeper.
St. Peter said, "Well, Forrest, it is certainly good to see you.
Forrest responds, "It shor is good to be here, St Peter, sir. But nobody ever told me about any entrance exam. I shor hope that the test ain't too hard. Life was a big enough test as it was."
St Peter continued to say, "Yes, I know, Forrest, but the test is only three
First: What two days of the week begin with the letter 'T'?
Second: How many seconds are there in a year?
Third: What is God's first name?"
Forrest leaves to think the questions over. He returns the next day and sees St. Peter who waved him up and said,
Forrest replied, "Well, the first one --which two days in the week begin with the letter 'T'?
The Saint's eyes opened wide, and he exclaimed, "Forrest that is not what I was thinking,
How about the next one?" asked St. Peter. How many seconds in a year?
Now that one is harder," replied Forrest. But I thunk and thunk about that, and I guess the only answer can be twelve."
Astounded, St. Peter said, "Twelve? Twelve? Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?"
Forrest replied, "Shucks, there is got to be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd.."
"Hold it," interrupts St. Peter. "I see where you are going with this, and I see your point, though that was not quite what I had in mind but I will have to give you credit for that one, too.
Let us go on with the third and final question. Can you tell me God's first name?"
"Sure", Forrest replied, "it's Andy."
"Andy?" exclaimed an exasperated and frustrated St. Peter. "OK, I can understand how you came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the world did you come up with the name 'Andy' as the first name of God?"
"Shucks, that was the easiest one of all," Forrest replied, "I learnt it from the song...
St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates and said: Run, Forrest, run."