Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ralph and Edna

Just because someone doesn't love you the way you
want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with
all they have. Ralph and Edna were both patients in
a mental hospital. One day while they were walking
past the hospital swimming pool. Ralph suddenly
jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom
of the pool and stayed there.

Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the
bottom and pulled him out. When the Head Nurse
Director became aware of Edna's heroic act, she
immediately ordered her to be discharged from the
hospital, as she now considered her to be
mentally stable.

When she went to tell Edna the news she said, 'Edna,
I have good news and bad news. The good news is
you're being discharged, since you were able to
rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and
saving the life of the person you love. I have
concluded that your act displays sound mindedness.

The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom
with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him.
I am so sorry, but he's dead.'

Edna replied, 'He didn't hang himself, I put him
there to dry. How soon can I go home?'

Happy Mental Health day!

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