Jim and Edna

Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by Gunfyter, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. Gunfyter

    Gunfyter New Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    Western Maryland
    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
    > > 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
    > 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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