The Bathtub Test for Insanity

During a visit to the local mental institute, John asked the Director during a tour how to determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.

“It’s simple actually,” said the Director. “We fill up a bathtub, then we offer a Teaspoon, a Teacup and a Bucket to the patient. We ask him or her to empty the bathtub.”

“Ohhhh, I understand. “Obviously a normal person would choose the bucket because it’s bigger than the spoon or the teacup.”

“No. A normal person would pull the plug and let it drain. Do you want a bed near the window?”