I heard the craziest thing on the radio today; someone realized that when the believers get whisked away to heaven today, who will take care of their pets?
He started a business offering to take in every abandoned pet after the world ends. Seriously. It costs $139, the fee is non-refundable (of course), and it’s good for ten years. Ergo, you can buy it now and still be covered when the world ends in 2012 like the Aztecs say it will.
This guy has made $35,000 off of this business.
That’s just brilliant.
The reporter asked the obvious question: “What if you go to heaven? Then what will the pets do?” The owner of the company had that covered: he’s an atheist, so he’s not going anywhere.
The next obvious question was, “When these people go to heaven, how can they trust you to keep your side of the bargain?”
He sounded as serious as could be when he answered, “We ask that customers find friends who won’t be saved, like a Jew or a Muslim or a Methodist, to make sure we take care of the pets like we say we will.”
Finally, the reporter asked, “Do you think tomorrow, you’ll have hundreds of animals on your hands?”
“No,” the man answered, “I think we’re going to get phone calls from some pretty disappointed people asking for their money back.”