The Mental Patient


John and David were both patients in a Mental hospital. One
day while they were walking passed the hospital swimming
pool, John suddenly dove into the deep end. He sunk to the
bottom and stayed there. David promptly jumped in and saved
him. He swam to the bottom of the pool and pulled John out.

The medical director came to know of David's heroic act. He
immediately ordered that David be discharged from the Mental
Hospital, as he considered him to be OK.

The Doctor said, "We have good news and bad news for you,
David!  The good news is that we are going to discharge you
because you have regained your senses. Since you were able
to jump in and save another patient you must be mentally stable.
The bad news is that the patient whom you saved, Mr. John, hung
himself in the bathroom, and died."

David replied, "Doctor, he didn't hang himself. I hung him there
to dry."




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