Crazy People

Jim and Edna were patients committed to a mental hospital. They were walking along a swimming pool at the facility when Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and just stayed there. Edna promptly jumped in, swam to the bottom and pulled Jim out.
The medical director became aware of Edna’s heroic act and immediately re-evaluated her condition. After a review of her file, he determined Edna to be sane. He arranged for her to be discharged from the hospital and went to see Edna to tell her the good news.
“Edna,” said the director with a smile, “I have good news and bad news. The good news is 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. For this reason, you are hereby being discharged.” His tone then suddenly became more solemn as he continued, “The bad news is the patient you saved, Jim, hung himself with his bathrobe’s belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he’s dead.”
Edna cheerfully replied, “Jim didn’t hang himself. I put him there to dry.”


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