was edna really the heroine they thought she was?

  1. Jim and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day when they were walking past the hospital pool, Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there. Edna jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled Jim out.

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

    The director went to Edna and said, "I have some good news and some bad 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 Jim, the patient you saved, hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am sorry but he's dead."

    Edna replied, "He didn't hang himself. I put him there to dry. How soon can I go home?
    Last edit by FranEMTnurse on Jun 3, '04
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  3. by   jnette
    OMG !!!
  4. by   IamRN
    :uhoh21: :chuckle

    Where do you come up w/this stuff! I love it
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from IamRN
    :uhoh21: :chuckle

    Where do you come up w/this stuff! I love it
    Thank you. I have my various sources.

  6. by   nursebedlam