The long-story form of a joke is designed to enhance the experience for the listener. But in our age of instant gratification and the short attention span, my listener becomes restive. Since it should be possible that a joke may remain funny if told another way, we try cutting down to the essence. Here goes:Flood coming. T offers escape: "Truck?" → X → "No thanks. God provides. Staying.". Ground floor floods, X upstairs. B offers escape: "Boat?" → X → "No thanks. God provides. Staying.". Top floor floods, X on roof. H offers escape: "Helicopter?" → X → "No thanks. God provides. Staying.". X drowns. X in Heaven: "WTF?" → God → "Sent truck, boat, helicopter." Does it still work? If not, there's a long version available at radar.