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Originally published February 6, 2017, last updated February 6, 2017

How to Empty a Tub

In a psychiatric hospital, a journalist asks a doctor, "How do you determine whether to admit a person as a patient or not?”

“Well … we'd fill a bathtub with water and then give a teaspoon, a glass and a bucket to the patient and ask them to empty the bathtub,” replied the doctor.

“Oh, obviously a normal person would use the bucket because it’s bigger,” said the journalist.

“No, a normal person would pull the drain plug! Please go to bed No. 39. We will start further investigations on you soon,” said the doctor.