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Lou B
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During a visit to the seniors home, I asked the director how do you determine 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," I said. "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?"


ARE YOU GOING TO PASS THIS ON...OR DO YOU WANT THE BED NEXT TO MINE?

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Flunked!! [lol]

Just put me in the crazy house!

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joalo
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Could I get a private room??? [Big Grin]

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Robin123
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I flunked as well. I think we'll need a longhouse for us all.
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Keebler
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I was thinking of first being sure the toilet lid was open to deposit the water from the bucket - thinking of how to keep the floor dry but never about just pulling the plug !
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Lymetoo
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Good one, Keeb! [lol]

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randibear
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oh boy, i think we better just get a ward!!

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