There was a large group of people that stood before a fence.
On one side of the fence was Jesus, and on the other side stood Satan.
One by one, the individuals in the group made up his or her own mind as to which side of the fence they would go, either Jesus or Satan.
The group had all distributed themselves, except for one man. He climbed the fence and sat on it.
Then Jesus and his people left and disappeared. So too did Satan and his people. And the man on the fence sat alone.
Then suddenly, Satan came back, looking for something which he appeared to have lost.
The man said, “Have you lost something?”
Satan looked straight at him and replied, “No, there you are. Come with me.”
“But,” said the man, “I sat on the fence. I chose neither you nor him.”
“That’s okay,” said Satan. “I own the fence.”