Sanity test

by Volker Weber

During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the principal factors were which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.

"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No." said the Director, "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"

[Thanks, Schweppes]


Reminds me of this one (PDF). Feel free to redistribute.

Haiko Hebig, 2006-10-27

Nice one, Haiko!!

John Keys, 2006-10-27

well, well - my 5 year old answered the first question with the giraffee:
"Impossible, its too big, its neck is too long.". Then I asked them about the elephant. The 5 year old again said: "too big". The 3 year old said: "it might work, if its a very little elephant". To this the 5 year old added: "yes, but only if you take the dividers out."

Thomas Nowak, 2006-10-29

Old archive pages

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.


Paypal vowe