HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

October 22, 2007
Chuckle of the Week


During a visit to the mental institution, a visitor asked the director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.

"Well," said the director, "we fill up a bathtub, and 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 room with or without a view?"


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