St. Peter is questioning three married couples to see if they qualify for admittance to heaven.
"Why do you deserve to pass through the Pearly Gates?" he asks one of the men who had been a butler.
"I was a good father," replied the butler.
replied St. Peter. "But you were a drunk all your life. In fact you
were so bad you even married a woman named Sherry. No admittance."
St. Peter then turned to the next man, a carpenter, and asked him, "Why do you deserve to pass through the Pearly Gates?"
carpenter replied that he had worked hard all his life and had taken
good care of his family. But St. Peter also rejected him pointing out
that he had been an impossible glutton, with an uncontrollable urge to
consume sweets, so much so that he had married a woman named Candy.
At this point, the third man, who had been a salesman, stood up and said, "Come on Penny let's get out of here!"
of the story. When all seems lost in a deal, sometimes it's best to
just walk away. You'll save a lot of time that could be best spent on
other projects, or finding your next big deal.
"And, I believe that if a man dies with a single penny still sitting in the bank he is a fool."
- Dan Aykroyd