just for fun!

Heroic acts

Jim and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool Jim suddenly jumped in, sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there. Edna promptly jumped in, swam down and pulled him out.

When the Head Nurse became aware of Edna’s heroic act, she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable. She went to tell Edna. “I have good news and bad news. The good news is you’re being discharged; since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by saving the life of another patient, I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness. The bad news is Jim hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him.”

Edna replied, “He didn’t hang himself, I put him there to dry. How soon can I go home?”