Three Italian nuns die and go to heaven. At the Pearly Gates, they are met by St. Peter.
“Sisters,” he says. “You have all led such exemplary lives that the Lord is granting you six months to go back to earth and be anyone you wish to be.”
The first nun says, “I want to be Sophia Loren.” And ‘poof’, she’s gone.
The second says, “I want to be Madonna.” and ‘poof’, she’s gone.
The third says, “I want to be Alberta Pipalini.”
St. Peter looks perplexed.
“Who?” he asks.
“Alberta Pipalini,” replies the nun.
“I’m sorry,” says St. Peter as he shakes his head, “but that name just doesn’t ring a bell.”
The nun then takes a newspaper out of her habit and hands it to St. Peter. He reads for a moment, then starts laughing. He hands it back to her and says “No, sister. The paper says it was the ‘Alberta Pipeline’ that was laid by 1,400 men in 6 months.”