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Jim and Edna

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by CHEF-LOU, Jun 29, 2004.

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    CHEF-LOU

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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 that you have a sound mind. The bad news is Jim,
    the patient you saved, hanged 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."