The Most Pleasant Dream
Three shipwreck survivors were on a life boat
After several weeks stranded at sea, they’d nearly run through their supplies. Now that they were down to a single can of ham, they decided that to have the best shot of one of them surviving, the ham should go to the person who still held the most hope. So, they decided that they would all go to sleep that night, and whoever had the most pleasant dream would get the can of ham.
The next morning, all three awoke. The first survivor said, “I dreamed that I died in my sleep, and went to the gates of heaven. The gates were made of gold and pearls, as magnificent as anything I’ve ever seen. Then the gates swung open for me, and I was greeted by Saint Peter and a choir of 100 angels.”
The second survivor said, “I also dreamed that I died in my sleep, and went to the gates of heaven. They were made of platinum and diamonds, ten times as magnificent as anything I’ve ever seen. Then, the gates swung open for me, and I was greeted by Jesus, and an orchestra of 1000 angels.”
They looked to the third survivor, who sat silent for a few seconds. “I dreamed that you two died in your sleep and I ate the ham.”