Jim and Edna

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  1. Gunfyter

    Gunfyter New Member

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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 medical director became aware of Edna's heroic act, he
    > > immediately
    > > >ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as he now considered
    her
    > > to
    > > >be mentally stable. When he went to tell Edna the news he 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
    > > >sound mindedness. The bad news is Jim, the patient you saved, hung
    > himself
    > >
    > > >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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