I hate surprises. I die, I get to heaven and surprise, I don’t see anyone else. Doing what I hate, I surprise the only guy I see. He’s seems to be asleep and he awakes with what I’ll call the ultimate surprise face. He asks my name and then says, Welcome Don, you are the first person in heaven. He then gives me a choice.
A man goes to heaven to discover he is the first. God acts surprised and talks with the man about his life, one lived on deed and true penance. The man chooses to go back to earth, to make a difference. Of course, this is why he is in heaven, as he is selfless. The story is about the struggle to be good in the world, how it is not worth it. Or is it? Are people ‘good’ so they can get into heaven?