Two guys from Chicago die and wake up in hell. The next day the devil stops in to check on them and sees them dressed in parkas, mittens and bomber hats warming themselves around the fire. The devil asks them, 'What are you doing? Isn't it hot enough for you?'
The two guys reply, 'Well, you know, we're from Chicago, the land of snow and ice and cold. We're just happy for a chance to warm up a little bit, you know.”
The devil decides that these two aren't miserable enough and turns up the heat.
The next morning he stops in again and there they are, still dressed in parkas, hats and mittens. The devil asks them again, it’s awfully hot down here. Can't you guys feel that?
Again the two guys reply, 'Well, like we told you yesterday, we're from Chicago, the land of snow and ice and cold. We're just happy for a chance to warm up a little bit, you know.
This gets the devil a little steamed up and he decides to fix the two guys. He cranks the heat up as high as it will go. People are wailing and screaming everywhere. He stops by the room with the two guys from Chicago and finds them in light jackets and hats, grilling sausage and drinking beer. The devil is astonished.
Everyone down here is in abject misery, and you two seem to be enjoying yourself. The two Chicagoans reply, 'Well, you know, we don't get too much warm weather up there in Chicago, we've just got to have a cook out when the weather's this nice.
The devil is absolutely furious, he can hardly see straight. Finally he comes up with the answer. The two guys love the heat because they have been cold all their lives. The devil decides to turn all the heat off in hell.
The next morning, the temperature is below zero, icicles are hanging everywhere. People are shivering so bad that they are unable to wail, moan and gnash their teeth. The devil smiles and heads for the room with the two Chicagoans. He gets there and finds them back in their parkas, bomber hats, and mittens. They are jumping up and down, cheering, yelling and screaming like mad men.
The devil is dumbfounded, 'I don't understand, when I turn up the heat you're happy. Now it’s freezing cold and you're still happy. What is wrong with you two? The Chicagoans look at the devil in surprise.
'Well, don't you know… if hell froze over, that must mean the Cubs won the World Series.