Tom and John were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool.
Tom suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.
John promptly jumped in to save him. He swam to the bottom and pulled him out.
When the Senior Doctor became aware of John’s heroic act he immediately ordered him to be discharged from the hospital, as he now considered him to be mentally stable.
When John went to meet the Senior Doctor to tell what happened, he said, ‘John, 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 a person. I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness. The bad news is, Tom hung himself in the bathroom with a rope right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he’s dead.’
John replied:’He didn’t hang himself, I put him there to dry. Can I go home now?’
My mom called her friend Sally who is in her 90’s , about a party which she was going conduct.
“How are you going to do the arrangements?” she asked.
“My children are coming for the weekend,” Sally said happily.
“You must be looking forward to that,” Mom said.
“Yes,” Sally replied, “but it’s a lot of work, washing the floors and making up their beds.”
“Why don’t you wait and have the children do it?” Mom suggested.
“Oh, no, I couldn’t do that,” Sally replied.
“They’re in their 70s!”