Fred and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital, and good friends. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Fred suddenly jumped into the deep end.
He sank straight to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.
Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled him out. When the Head Nurse/Director 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 respond rationally to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of your friend… I have concluded that your act displays sound-mindedness.
The bad news is, Fred hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt 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…A contribution from the one and often only Paul in Provence