St Peter is standing by the Pearly Gates when up walks Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
St Peter put one hand up and says, “Stop. I need proof of identity before you can go in.”
“Fair enough,” says Mozart. “I’m Wolfgang and this is one of my tunes.”
And he whistles a few bars of ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’.
“Good enough for me”, says St Peter. “In you go.”
A little later, William Shakespeare walks up. St Peter puts his hand up and says, “Stop! I need proof of identity before letting anyone in.”
“In truth”, says Shakespeare, “I am the bard of Statford. To be or not to be, that is the question!”
“Lovely”, says St Peter. “In you go.”
After a while, up walks David Beckham.
“Stop! I need proof of identity before I let you in.”
“What do you mean you need proof of identity? I’m David Beckham. Everyone knows who I am.”
“Sorry, sir”, says St Peter. “Even Mozart and Shakespeare had to give proof of identity.”
“Who?” asks David.
“In you go, Mr Beckham.”