The lawyer is led into a room, and the Devil says "There are different things we do here. Tell me about your life." After the lawyer talks about his life the Devil says "I'll need some money to get the ball rolling." The lawyer gives him some money. The Devil says "Okay, you can go outside for awhile. I'll let you know when they make a decision on what to do with you."
The lawyer waits several weeks. He calls, but the Devil is not in, so he leaves a message. No one responds, so a few weeks later he calls again. The Devil's secretary says the lawyer needs to send more money, so he does.
Several weeks later the lawyer calls again. The Devil is in conference, so the lawyer leaves a message. Several weeks later he calls again. The Devil is on a long distance call. The secretary says to send more money, so he does.
Several weeks later ...