Jim and Mary were both patients in a Mental
One day while they were walking past the hospital
swimming pool, Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end.
He sunk to the bottom and stayed there. Mary promptly
jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled
When the medical director became aware
of Mary's heroic
act, he immediately ordered her to be discharged from the
hospital, as he now considered her to be mentally
When he went to tell Mary the news, he
said, "Mary, I have
good news and bad news. The good news is you're being
discharged because - since you were able to jump in and
save the life of another patient, I think you've regained your
senses. The bad news is Jim, the patient you saved, hung
himself with his bathrobe belt in the bathroom. I am so sorry,
but he's dead."
Mary replied, "He didn't hang himself,
I put him there to dry"