Tom and Phyllis
Tom and Phyllis were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while
they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Tom suddenly jumped into the deep end.
He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there. Phyllis
promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled Tom out.

When the hospital director became aware of Phyllis' heroic act, she
immediately ordered that Phyllis be discharged from the hospital
because she now considered Phyllis to be mentally stable.

The director went to Phyllis and said, "I have some good news and some
news. The good news is that you're being discharged because you
responded so rationally to a crisis by jumping in the pool to save the life of another patient. Your action displays sound mindedness. The bad news is that Tom, the patient you saved, hung himself ! in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he's dead."

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

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