Three friends, George, Alan and Richard, die in a car crash and go to heaven.
When they reach the Pearly Gates, St. Peter greets them, giving them the usual spiel that everyone gets when they’re about to enter, and as they are walking in he says
” By the way, I almost forgot the new rule. Whatever you do, don’t step on a duck.”
The three friends think this is an odd rule, but they agree to it and step in.
The second they enter they realise that the final rule might be harder to follow than they thought.
Heaven is TEEMING with ducks! Try as they might, they quickly realise that avoiding the birds is going to be a difficult task.
Then it happens, “QUACK!”
George and Alan look over in shock as Richard steps on a duck.
Quickly, an angel rushes over with one of the most unattractive people the three of them have ever seen.
“Because you stepped on a duck, you are condemned to spend the rest of your time in the Kingdom shackled to this person. Have a good eternity.”
The angel shackles the two together and flies off.
After seeing what happened to Richard, the other two are warier of the consequences and begin treading extremely lightly.
The two of them make it another three days before, on the dawn of the fourth day, a loud “QUACK” is heard.
George looks at Alan, wide-eyed, fearing the worst.
The angel rushes over, ties Alan to a hideous being, and flies away.
George is now petrified that this will be his fate and becomes incredibly paranoid, barely walking anywhere.
He lasts one week or two weeks, but at the beginning of the third week, an angel brings one of the most stunningly beautiful people he has ever seen, shackles the two of them together, and flies off.
Bewildered and excited, George proclaims,
“Wow! What did I do to deserve this?”
And the person he is shackled to turns and replies
“I don’t know what you did, but I stepped on a duck!”