A top government health official visiting a psychiatric ward asked the head of psychology: “How do you determine if a patient is cured?”My question: when are we bailing with the spoon instead of pulling the plug?
The psychologist said: “We take them to the bath which is filled with water, hand them a spoon and a cup and ask them to empty the bath.”
“I see,” said the official. “The cured person would, of course, choose the cup because it’s bigger and will empty the bath faster.”
“Actually no,” replied the psychologist. “A normal person would pull the plug out.”
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Posted by Charlie Martin at 10:31 AM