The day finally arrived: Forest Gump dies and goes to Heaven.
He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself.
However, the gates are closed and Forest approaches the Gatekeeper.
St. Peter says, "Well, Forest, it’‘s certainly good to see you. We
have heard a lot about you. I must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we’'ve been administering an entrance
examination for everyone.
The test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into Heaven.
Forest responds, “It sure is good to be here St. Peter, sir. But
nobody ever told me about any entrance exam. sure hope the test isn’'t too hard; life was a big enough test as it was.”
St. Peter goes on, "Yes, I know, Forest, 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?"
Forest leaves to think the questions over. He returns the next day and sees St. Peter who waves him up and says, “Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers.”
Forest says, “Well, the first one – which two days in the week begin with the letter ''T?” Shucks, that one’‘s easy. That’'d be Today and Tomorrow."
The Saint’‘s eyes open wide and he exclaims, "Forest, that’‘s not what I was thinking, but you do have a point, and I guess I didn’‘t specify, so I’'ll give you credit for that answer.
How about the next one?" asks St. Peter. “How many seconds in a year?”
“Twelve.” Said Forest
Astounded, St. Peter says, “Twelve? Twelve!? Forest, how in
Heaven’'s name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?”
Forest says “Shucks, there’'s gotta be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd…”
"Hold it, " interrupts St. Peter. “I see where you’‘re going with
this, and I see your point, though that wasn’‘t quite what I had in
mind…but I’‘ll have to give you credit for that one, too. Let’‘s go
on with the third and final question. Can you tell me God’'s first
“Sure” Forest replied, “its 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,” Forest replied. "I learnt
it from the song…“ANDY WALKS WITH ME, ANDY TALKS WITH ME, ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN. . . .”
St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates and said: “Run Forest, run”.