One day while Bob and Vivian were walking past the swimming pool at the mental hospital where they were patients, Bob suddenly jumped into the deep end.
He immediately sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.
Vivian promptly jumped in to save him. She swam right to the bottom of the pool, grabbed Bob by the collar of his jacket and pulled him out.
When the Director of Nursing heard about Vivian’s heroic act, she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, declaring her to now be considered to be mentally stable.
When she went to tell Vivian the news she said, “Vivian, 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 sound mindedness. The bad news is, Bob, the patient you saved, hung himself right after you saved him with his bathrobe belt in the bathroom. I am so sorry, but he’s dead.”
Vivian replied “He didn’t hang himself, I put him there to dry. How soon can I go home?”
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