On their way to get married, a young couple are involved in a fatal car accident. The couple find themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates, waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven.
While waiting, they begin to wonder: Could they possibly get married in Heaven? When St. Peter shows up, they ask him. St. Peter says, “I don’t know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out,” and he leaves. The couple sits and waits for an answer…for a couple of months.
While they wait, they start to discuss whether — assuming it was possible to do so — they should they get married in Heaven, what with the eternal aspect of it all. “What if it doesn’t work?” they wonder. “Are we stuck together forever?”
After yet another month, St. Peter finally returns, looking somewhat bedraggled. “Yes,” he informs the couple, “you can get married in Heaven.”
“Great!” reply the couple. “But we were just wondering: what if things don’t work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?”
St. Peter, red-faced with anger, slams his clipboard onto the ground.
“What’s wrong?” asks the frightened couple.
“Oh, come on!” St. Peter shouts. “It took me three months to find a priest up here! Do you have any idea how long it’ll take me to find a lawyer?!”