The Bathtub Test

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During a visit to a mental asylum, I asked the director how he knew when a patient needed to be institutionalised.
“It’s really quite simple,” the director replied. “We just fill up a bathtub with water and then offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub.”
“Oh, I understand,” I replied. “Obviously a normal person would use the bucket because it’s bigger than the spoon or the cup.”
“No,” said the director. “A normal person would pull the plug out. Do you want a bed near the window?”

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Pubblicato da su 16 luglio 2016 in funny stories, Humour inglese, Inglese in azione, read


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13 risposte a “The Bathtub Test

  1. roberta

    27 giugno 2017 at 20:58

    This one is tooooooo cool lol lol….

    • Tony

      27 giugno 2017 at 22:16

      Yup, I chose the bucket…

      • roberta

        27 giugno 2017 at 22:31

        lol lol lol ..and what do you think I chose instead?…I’ll give youa What could a BANANA chose?

        • Tony

          27 giugno 2017 at 22:37


          • roberta

            27 giugno 2017 at 23:48

            …are you kidding?”the bucket”of course……

  2. Luca Marcato

    18 luglio 2016 at 12:07

    I wonder how many people will need a bed after this test 🙂

    • Tony

      18 luglio 2016 at 13:08

      Quite a few, I imagine! 😉

  3. m.grazia

    16 luglio 2016 at 18:45

    Really funny!

    • Tony

      16 luglio 2016 at 20:02


  4. CalMaFdd

    16 luglio 2016 at 16:45

    Ahahah, very nice!

    • Tony

      16 luglio 2016 at 17:48


      • Marcella

        17 luglio 2016 at 16:28

        It was really nice to hear from you again. The story is very fun . I am going to Manchester next week . Have you ever been in Manchester?
        Have good holiday

        • Tony

          17 luglio 2016 at 19:28

          Hi Marcella, no, I’ve never been to Manchester. I’m sure you’ll have a great time there.
          Careful with “fun”: it’s a noun and not an adjective = The story is good/great/a lot of fun.
          Otherwise use the adjective: The story is very funny! 🙂


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