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Jim and Edna


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Jim and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital.

>One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool,

>Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the

>pool and stayed there. Edna promptly jumped in to save him.

>She swam to the bottom and pulled Jim out.


>When the Head Nurse Director 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.

>When she went to tell Edna the news, she said,

>"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 jumping in and saving the

>life of another patient, I have concluded that your act

>displays a sound mind.

>The bad news is that Jim, the patient you saved, hung himself

>in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him.

>I am so sorry, but he's dead."


>Edna replied, "He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry."

>"How soon can I go home?"

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