Jim and Mary 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 sunk to the bottom & stayed there.
Mary promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled Jim
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 stable.
When he went to tell Mary the news he said, "Mary, I have good news & 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."