St. Mark has been guarding the Pearly Gates for a long time, waiting for St. Peter to return to his post. With no relief in sight, Jesus takes pity on him and takes his place.
While He is there, an old man arrives.
"Welcome to Heaven," says Jesus. "Tell me a bit about yourself."
"Well," says the old man, "when I was alive, I was a carpenter. I had a son. For a while he was a carpenter too, helping about the shop; but, he left home. Made quite a name for himself for a while; but, they killed him."
Jesus stared searchingly at the old man. "Father?" he asked.
The old man stared back. "Pinocchio?!"