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 Director of Nursing became aware > > of Edna's heroic act, she immediately ordered her to be discharged > > from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable. > > > > When she went to tell Edna the news she 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 sound-mindedness. The bad news is that Jim, > > the patient you saved, hung himself in his bathroom > > with the belt to his robe right after you saved him I > > am so sorry, but he's dead." > > > > Edna replied "He didn't hang himself, I put him there > > to dry. How soon can I go home?"