Ole and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day, while
they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ole suddenly jumped
into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.
Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled
When the director of home became aware of Edna's heroic act, she
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 rationally respond to a crisis by
jumping in and saving the life of another patient, I have concluded that
your act displays sound mindness. The bad news is that Ole, the patient
you saved, hung himself in his bathroom with the belt to his robe right
after you saved him. I am sorry, but he's dead."
Edna replied, "He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry. How soon
can I go home?"
May I always be the person my dog thinks I am.
Walk towards the Sunshine and the Shadows will fall behind you!