Saturday, February 7, 2009

BATH TUB TEST

During a visit to the mental hospital, I asked the Director how do you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized?


'Well,' said the Director, we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub.'


'Oh, I understand,' I said. 'A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup.'


'No' said the Director, 'A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?'


ARE YOU GOING TO PASS THIS ON, OR DO YOU WANT THE BED NEAR ME?