St. Peter was manning the Pearly Gates when 40 people from New York City showed up. Never having seem anyone from the Big Apple at heaven's door, St. Peter said he would have to check with God. After hearing the news, God instructed him to admit the ten most virtuous from the group. A few minutes later, St. Peter returned breathless and said, "They're gone!".
"What?" said the God. "All of them are gone?".
"No!" replied St. Peter "I'm talking about the Pearly Gates!"