Leaving the mental hospital...

Jim and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Jim 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 Jim 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

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 mindedness. The bad
news is that Jim, the patient you saved, 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." "How soon can I go home?"

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