Einstein dies and goes to heaven only to be informed that his room is not yet ready.
"I hope you will not mind sharing a room", says St Peter. "I know it's not great, but it's the best we can do as it's a bit crowded up here, I'm afraid."
Einstein says that this is no problem at all and there is no need to make such a great fuss.
So St Peter leads him to his room and introduces Albert to his new room-mates.
"Here is your first room mate", says the holy host. "He has an IQ of 180!"
"That's wonderful!" says Albert. "We can discuss mathematics!"
"And here is your second room mate", St Peter proudly brings him over. "His IQ is 150!"
"That's wonderful!" says Albert. "We can discuss physics!"
"And here is your third room mate", exclaims the bearded wonder. "His IQ is 100!"
"That's wonderful!" says Mr. Einstein thinking this place is sure crowded. But, in order to avoid offending his host, adds: "We can discuss the latest plays at the theater!"
Finally, a fourth man moves out to capture Albert's hand and shake it. "I'm your last room mate and I'm sorry, but my IQ is only 80."
Albert smiles back at him.
"So", Einstein enquires, "where do you think the economy is headed?"
Chris M Skinner
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