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Old 10-01-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what
the criteria is that defines whether a patient should be institutionalized
or not.

"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub with water, then we
offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask the
patient to empty the water out of the tub."

Okay, here'* your test:

1. Would you use the spoon?
2. Would you use the teacup?
3. Would you use the bucket?

"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would choose the
bucket since it is larger than the teacup or spoon."






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"No," answered the Director. "A normal person would pull out the
stopper."

So how did you do?
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good one Pdad...i said pull the stopper...woo hoo! i don't need to be institutionalized, well not yet anyways..
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Damn I said 1/8 tsp. because. I guess have to collect on those vochur that meijer gave me when I worked their
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I instantly thought the stopper as well.....
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I offically over-think everything. I decided on the spoon because I assumed if you were using such means that the stopper was stuck closed, therefore the hope was that you could use the spoon to pry the stopper open. So what does that say about my mental health ?
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I offically over-think everything. I decided on the spoon because I assumed if you were using such means that the stopper was stuck closed, therefore the hope was that you could use the spoon to pry the stopper open. So what does that say about my mental health ?
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i would say your a problem solver PJ...
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I'm not so sure of pulling the stopper being the 'normal person'* answer' and here'* why. The director gave three possible ways to drain the tub. This means that if your thinking logic is following the possible solutions, you should pick one of those possibilities. If your thinking logic goes beyond what the possibilities were and you come up with your own idea for how to drain the tub, wouldn't that classify you as insane? thinking outside the norm, and given possible solutions?
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I think PJ'* answer shows signs of genius...too bad you can't buy that at a store
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Since pulling the stopper was not an option on the test, I chose all three. I would start with the bucket, then move to the cup and finally to the spoon to get every last ounze out.
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