The Bathtub Test


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The Bathtub Test

During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the Director how do
you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized. *

*"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a *

*Teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her
to empty the bathtub." *

"Oh, I understand," I said. "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 plug. Do
you want a bed near the window?"**