Ghana Hell


A man dies and goes to hell. Once there, he finds
that there is a different hell for each country and
he can choose which one he prefers. He asks what
happens in Germany hell, and is told: “First you
are put in the electric chair for an hour, then they
lay you on a bed of nails for an hour, then the
German devil whips you for the rest of the day.”
Not fancying that, he asks about the American,
Chinese, British, and French hells and finds out
that they all offer the same treatment. He then
notices a long line of people waiting to get into
the Ghana hell and asks what happens in there.
He is told: “First you are put in the electric chair
for an hour, then they lay you on a bed of nails for
an hour, then the Ghanaian devil whips you for
the rest of the day.”
“But that’s the same as all the others,” he says.
“Why are so many people waiting to get in?”
“Because there is never any electricity, so the
electric chair doesn’t work. The nails were paid
for, but never supplied, so the bed is comfortable.
And, on top of it all, the Ghanaian devil used to
be a civil servant, so he just comes in, signs his
time sheet, then goes back out on private business
for the rest of the day.”

The Tale of an Orphan: A Lesson to Learn

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