Thursday, February 19, 2015

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", replied the director, "We fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask them which one they want to empty the bathtub with"

"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, Would you like your bed near the window?"

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  1. "ask them which one they want to empty the bathtub with"
    Directly implies the choices are ONLY the spoon, cup or bucket.

    That's a completely different question to "how would they empty the bathtub" of which the answer would of course be pulling the plug.

  2. It is a joke, obviously you don't have a sense of humor anonymous, sad for you!

  3. I loved this. I let you know which one I picked when I get out of here.