Most people think because I work in the field of psychiatry that I like psychiatric jokes...well, I DO...if they're funny! But most of the so called "jokes" that usually hit my "IN" box of email just aren't all that humorous...frankly, I've got better REAL LIFE funny stories I could tell that out rank most of the email humor. But, then again, due to federal and state confidentiality laws, I can't ever TELL my personal funny stories...so I'm stuck reading the ones in the "IN" box.
Oddly, my born again, republican, conservative, lacking in most jovial moods, sister in the Bible Belt Midwest, sent me THIS psychiatric joke...I found it to be QUITE funny. She's obviously been hiding a darkened humor side of herself all this time...LOL :
During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was that defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.
"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, 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. Do YOU want a bed near the window?"