Three old maids die and arrive in heaven at the same time. When they get
there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven: don't
step on the ducks!" So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are
ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck,
and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman
accidentally steps on one.
Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St. Peter
chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck
is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!"
The next day, the second woman accidentally steps on a duck and along
comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely
ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the
The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for
all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps.
She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, then one day St.
Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes
on ... very tall, dark hair, and muscular.
St. Peter chains them together without saying a word and walks away.
The happy woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?"
The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!"