The Bathtub Test

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During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the director how do you determine whether or not a person 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,” I said. “A normal person would use the bucket because it is 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?

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