St. Peter has a day-off from his duties at the gates to Heaven and Jesus is standing in for him.
Whilst ‘booking-in’ the new arrivals Jesus notices an old man in the queue who seems familiar.
When this man gets to the front of the queue Jesus asks him his name.
“Joseph” is the reply, which makes Jesus more inquisitive.
“Occupation?” is the next question, the reply being “Carpenter”.
Jesus is now getting quite excited.
In quite a state Jesus asks “Did you have a little boy?”, the answer is “yes”.
“Did he have holes in his wrists and ankles?” asks Jesus, “Yes” comes the reply.
Jesus looks at the old man in front of him and with a tear in his eye shouts “FATHER, FATHER”?!
The old man looks puzzled and after a moment replies…. “Pinocchio?”