The reserve pile
A fellow died one day and found himself waiting in the long line of
judgment. As he stood there he noticed that some souls were allowed to
march right through the pearly gates into Heaven. Others though, were led
over to Satan who threw them into the burning pit. But every so often,
instead of hurling a poor soul into the fire, Satan would toss a soul off
to one side into a small pile.
After watching Satan do this several times, the fellow's curiosity got the
best of him. So he strolled over and asked Satan what he was doing.
"Excuse me, Prince of Darkness," he said. "I'm waiting in line for
judgment, but I couldn't help wondering, why are you tossing those people
aside instead of flinging them into the Fires of Hell with the others?"
"Ah, those . . ." Satan said with a groan. "They're all from Canada. They're still too cold and wet to burn."