Two Mental Patients

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 sank to
the bottom and stayed there. Mary
promptly jumped in to save him. She
swam to the bottom and pulled Jim out.
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 and 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.”