Once upon a time there were two brothers
One brother was very mischievous, always
getting into trouble. The other brother
however, was very good. He was always
kind to animals, helped elderly neighbors,
and led an exemplary life.
As time went on, the brothers stayed in
touch but were never close. The evil
brother became a heavy drinker and a
womanizer. The other brother was a
devoted husband and father and supported
One day the evil brother died.
Then, after a few years, the good
brother passed away. He went to heaven
and was rewarded with a happy afterlife.
One day he went to God and asked,
"Where is my brother? He died before me
but I have not seen him here in heaven."
God replied, "As you know, your brother
led an evil life, so he is not spending
eternity here in heaven. He has been sent
"I'm sorry to hear that," the good
brother replied. "But I do miss him and
wish I could see him again."
"You can see him if you wish," God said.
"I will give you the power to gaze into
So the power was granted and the good
brother gazed into hell. Before long he
saw his brother sitting on a bench.
In one arm he held a keg of beer,
and in the other he cradled a gorgeous
The good brother turned to God and said,
"I can't believe what I'm seeing.
I have found my brother, and he has a
keg of beer in one arm and a beautiful
woman in the other. Surely, hell cannot
be that bad."
God explained. "Things are not always as
they seem. The keg has a hole in it.
The blonde doesn't."