Monday, September 23, 2013

The Bathtub Test


The Bathtub Test.

During a visit to a mental asylum, I asked the director
"How do you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized?" "Well", said the director,  "We fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a tea cup and a bucket to the patient and ask them to empty the bathtub"


"Oh, I see, So a normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the tea cup" I replied

"No", said the director, "A normal person would pull the plug, Do you want a bed near the window?"

46 comments:

sylvie said...

cant make out!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha that's a good one. The easiest way to empty the bath is to just pull the plug instead of leaveing yourself wake emptying it wit the bucket hahaha

Nanny Jean said...

I would definitely get locked up,lol... too funny

Anonymous said...

I think I GET I A NORMAL PERSON WOULD PULL THE BATHTUB PLG TO LET THE WATER OUT THE TUB

Anonymous said...

this is a belter,i'd definitely get locked up 4 this lol

Anonymous said...

You don't even get to pick your bed.

Anonymous said...

I'll take a dive first. That way the water will be less to empty :)

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious! I think I failed the test! :-( When is visiting hours?:-)

Anonymous said...

Hahaha cool....

Anonymous said...

I failed it too

Anonymous said...

It just made me laugh! That don't happen often ...not no more.

Anonymous said...

Well... That hospital better get some rooms ready! There's a bunch of us, here...

Anonymous said...

I was going to test the water and if warm get in. Pull the plug later. Save me a room.

Anonymous said...

oh well i would like my bed near the window by the sea...lol...just wondering been doing this for ages once my kids finishes bathing at the tub why i failed with such a simple question???...maybe i am just a bit lunatic on the other side of me...lol

Anonymous said...

Omg this is soooo hilarious! I needed a good laugh XD

Anonymous said...

Sign me in i picked the bucket lmao...

Anonymous said...

same here

Anonymous said...

I FAILED THE TEST!!!

Anonymous said...

I over analized..i usely carry my earl grey tea...so was going to make a cup of tea in teacup...unplug tub..flip bucket over to sit on and have some quiet time...

Anonymous said...

Well just don't put me in a room with some who scream all the time, and a room with good sunlight . There are plenty of other people who will need a room too . What time did you say visiting hours are.

anonymous unknown said...

Gee I passed the test with flying colors, but last minute when he asked about a bed near the window, i was asking myself, how did he jump from the subject about the tub to the bed? I guess it means they think your going to fail it, so they ask where would you like to sleep? lol If your a lunatic, they shouldn't have you near the window, because you may be crazy enough to jump out. lol

Anonymous said...

I wood step out of the tub,say you do it .I am paying,you do it.

Anonymous said...

OMG, This is Hilarious,I need a Bed two,with a nice view please !!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

DUHHHHH!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG, This is really funny. Many of us out there in decent appearance are actually at large!

Anonymous said...

Haha i too failed in test..

MentalWellness Jean said...

Very funny! However, experienced as a peer advocate supporting those labeled as mentally ill, has taught me that it's that's easy to be locked up as one w/ MI. Needs to change. We are people too.

Anonymous said...

How many teas spoons did you get. I counted a "zillion" ; )

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not...I thought why not use the plug...Holy cow!!! But it was good for a
few chuckles. At least I know I'm not quite ready for the funny farm yet. 66 years young and still counting!!

John Shedlock said...

Oh Christ Iam a patient now...

John Shedlock said...

I failed And I thought I was smart...lol A PI damn I want the window

Anonymous said...

MentalWellness Jean says :
How r u tonight? I have been where u r. Not the same as u. I'm greatly improved. Hope the same for u. Well and happy now.

Anonymous said...

I need a bed in a room with a view. Here comes another idiot.

Anonymous said...

i failed what time did u say check in time was

Anonymous said...

lol

Anonymous said...

I always get the wimdow

Anonymous said...

I think I would have used the bucket

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't not thinking you can pull the plug reveal that you are institutionalized already and need to become more free in thinking?

Terry Naso said...

OH MY I FAILED. Well I just lost my better 1/2 this past Tuesday so my head is clouded. Not to mention most of the tubs I've seen for years now don't need a plug to fill it up. So does that mean I am safe? LOL

Anonymous said...

When are they coming to pick me up!!!

Anonymous said...

Not trying to be too politically correct, but that was kind of mean to say about the mentally ill.

Nancy illien said...

I will bring my little yellow pills move over

Anonymous said...

Well I flew right over that cuckoos nest.....send the men in the white coats

Anonymous said...

Not to brag but im nit admitted. Ha. I got it right I pulled the plug! It was a trick to everyone. But I DID pull the plug. Sorry I wont be anyones room mate. Hehe

Anonymous said...

Oops not*

Anonymous said...

This really made me laugh and this does not happen very often, but I will take the bed near the window...Thank You