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|06-16-2003, 09:22 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Western Maryland
Jim and Edna
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
> > >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
> > >When the medical director became aware of Edna's heroic act, he
> > immediately
> > >ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as he now considered
> > to
> > >be mentally stable. When he went to tell Edna the news he said, "Edna,
> > >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
> > >sound mindedness. The bad news is Jim, the patient you saved, hung
> > >with his bathrobe belt in the bathroom. 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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