How to Tell if You're Crazy – Take the Bath Tub Test

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

“Well,” said the Director, “we fill up a bathtub, and 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,” 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 plug.”

“Now do you want a bed near the window?”

11 thoughts on “How to Tell if You're Crazy – Take the Bath Tub Test

  1. Haizum@Acom

    *laughs*

    I have to admit, I spent about 5 minutes thinking of why each item would or would not make a person seem psychotic, then it occurred to me. Pull the plug.

    It was funny though.

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  2. Chainsaw

    I guess I am crazy, because my next thought was to drown the director in the bathtub, figuring he’d splash about enough to pretty much empty the tub.

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  3. Matt

    I tought of using the teaspoon… because if this was a test… they would have sealed the plug and with the teaspoon i could open it… yes… Schizophrenia knocks on my door…

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