How soon can I go home?

I don’t know how I never saw this before. It appears in a variety of places online. In any case, when I read it I realized it reminded me of many people I know and love. ~Steve

The Love Story of Ralph and Edna…

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

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

When she went to tell Edna the news she said, “Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you’re being discharged, since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of the person you love. I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness. The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he’s dead.”

Edna replied, “He didn’t hang himself, I put him there to dry. How soon can I go home?”.

3 thoughts on “How soon can I go home?

  1. For some reason reminds me of a story I heard years back, long before the internet was a gleam in Al Gore’s eye. Not sure why the “message” of the story is completely different. Anyway here it is

    A salesman had a flat tire beside an insane asylum. As he starting replacing the flat tire, one of the inmates from the asylum wandered over to the fence to watch. The salesman removed the lug nuts from the flat tire and placed them in the hub cap. However, when he was removing the flat tire, he accidentally kicked the hub cap and watched in horror as all but one of the lug nuts rolled down into a storm drain. The salesman was irate. He kicked his car and said, “Now, what am I going to do?” The inmate from the asylum spoke up and said, “Why don’t you take one lug nut from the other three tires to put your on your spare. That way each tire will have four lug nuts and you can drive that way until you reach a place where you can replace the lug nuts you lost. So the salesman followed his advice. Afterwards, the salesman looked at the inmate and said, “That was a pretty smart idea, what are doing in an insane asylum?” The man replied, “They said I’m crazy, mister, not stupid.”

  2. I was going to tell the same joke Al told. 🙂

    Great minds and all that…


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