The Pearly Gates

St Peter looked up and over 5000 folks from New Orleans were
converging on the Pearly Gates. Never having had more than one
or two persons a day from New Orleans before, he ran to God and
asked him what to do. God told him, "Don't worry, St Peter.
There's been a terrible flood in New Orleans. That's the reason
for the large number of New Orleanians showing up at once."

St Peter ran back to the Pearly Gates and then ran right back to
God yelling, "They're gone, they're gone!" God said calmly,
"St Peter, those 5000 people from New Orleans could not be gone
that quickly." St Peter said, "No, the Pearly Gates! They're gone!"