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Asylum Test

During a visit to the psychiatric hospital, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.

“Well,” said the Director, “we draw a bath, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bath.”

“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 bath plug. Do you want a room with or without a view?”