John Howard, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to Hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask for what the phone is. The Devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.
Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he is finished the Devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a cheque.
Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she is finished the Devil informs her that the cost is 6 million dollars, so she writes him a cheque.
Finally John Howard gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he is finished the Devil informs him that the cost is $5.00.
When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Howard got to call Australia so cheaply. The Devil smiles and replies: “Since abbott took over, the country has gone to Hell, so it’s a local call.