At the Pearly Gates
Saint Peter is greeting the new arrivals at the Pearly Gates, and first comes a Texan. "Tell me, what have you done in life?" asks St. Peter.
The Texan says, "Well, I struck oil, so I became rich, but I didn't sit on my laurels -- I divided all the money among my entire family in my will, so our descendants are set for at least three generations."
St. Peter says, "That's quite something. Come on in. Next!"
The second guy in line has been listening, so he says, "I struck it big in the stock market, but I didn't selfishly just provide for my own like that Texan guy. I donated five million to Save the Children."
"Wonderful!" beams Saint Peter. "Come in. Who's next?"
The third guy has been listening, and says timidly with a downcast look, "Well, I only made five hundred dollars in my entire lifetime."
"Good heavens!" exclaims St. Peter. "What instrument did you play?"