The Bathtub Test

Fall 2008 CSANews Issue 68  |  Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.Back to list

It doesn't hurt to take a hard look at yourself sometimes. This should help you get started...

During a visit to a mental asylum, a visitor asked the director what the criteria were which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized. "Well," said the doctor, "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?"

Did you pass, or do you want the bed next to mine?