18 March 2009

The Bathtub Test

Couldn't resist passing this on to you all, I received it in an email from a friend who now lives in the Midi-Pyrenees. I didn't get the chance to visit her when last in France, but it is on my list of things to do.

During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor 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,' said the visitor, '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 next to mine?


gemmak said...

Heh :o))

Annette said...

Oh yes, had me fooled as I never even thought of the plug.

Asclepius said...

Lol Genius! and its not even Saturday!