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Three dead guys

Grant, Shane and Stompie are dead and are waiting at the line to get into heaven. Before they are allowed in, St. Peter asks them how they died. 
So he asks Grant who says, "Well I've suspected for a while that my wife has been cheating on me so I came home early from work to check. When I got back to the apartment she was lying naked in bed like she had just been having sex. So I checked under the bed and there was no one there. I checked in the closet and there was no one there, so I looked on the balcony and there was some guy hanging from the railing. I got so angry I took a golf club and beat his hands until he fell.  When I looked over the edge, he was lying on the ground, still alive and groaning.  This made me even angrier and I ran back in the apartment, grabbed the refrigerator, brought it back out, and dropped it over the railing right on top of him. From all the exertion, I had a heart attack and died.  That is how I ended up in this line." 
St. Peter said, "It sounds like you've had it rough, so I'll let you in."
Shane walks up and gets asked the same question. Shane says, "I was on my balcony having a braai!  I slipped and fell over the railing. I was luckily able to grab onto the railing of the apartment below me but then this mad guy starts pounding on my fists with a golf club until I fall. Amazingly and in great pain, I survive the fall.  Then he goes and dumps this refrigerator on me and I wound up here."
St. Peter lets Shane in too because he has also had it rough. Then Stompie comes up and is also asked the question. Stompie replies, "Okay, so I'm banging this married chick when the husband comes home early. So I go and hide in the refrigerator..."

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