So this engineer dies and he's up at the pearly gates. Well he gets up to St. Peter and the gatekeeper takes a look at the books. "Sorry," St. Peter says, "But you're not on my books. You'll have to got see Lucifer."
Well pretty much out of luck the engineer goes to see Satan and the prince of darkness takes a gander at his roster.
"You're not on my books either." he says, "But I can always use another person."
So the engineer goes to hell.
When he gets there he realizes that it's hot. So he sits down and scratches up some plans.
He drains the sulfurous swamps.
Gets water running in aqueducts. Puts in some lakes.
A natural spring, and a golf course or two.
All and all, he makes hell a nice place to spend eternity.
Well St. Peter looks down into hell one day and calls up Satan. "There was a mistake in booking, he's supposed to be in heaven."
"You can't have him." the devil says, "He made this place decent to live in."
"If you don't." the gatekeeper says, "Well sue you.'
The devil snorts and replies, "Yeah like you've got any lawyers up there."