Greek Hell

A man dies and goes to hell. There he finds that there is a different
hell for each country.

He goes to the German hell and asks, ‘What do they do here? ‘He is told:
‘First they put you in an electric chair for an hour. Then they lay you
on a bed of nails for another hour. Then the German devil comes in and
whips you for the rest of the day.’ The man does not like the sound of
that at all, so he moves on.

He checks out the American hell, as well as the Russian hell and many
more. He discovers that they are all more or less the same as the German
hell.

Then he comes to the Greek hell and finds that there is a long line of
people from all nationalities waiting to get in. Amazed, he asks, ‘What
do they do here?’ He is told, ‘First they put you in an electric chair
for an hour. Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour. Then
the Greek devil comes in and whips you for the rest of the day.’ ‘But
that is exactly the same as all the other hells. Why are there so many
people waiting to get in?’

He is told, ‘Because the maintenance crew is always on strike, there is
no electricity so the electric chair doesn’t work; Albanians have stolen
all the nails from the bed; and the Greek devil is a former Greek
government employee, so he comes in, signs the register, and then goes
to have his kafethaki and eat kourabiethes all day.