|Edna and Jim were inseparable patients in a large mental health facility. One day, as they were strolling past the swimming pool together, Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end, rapidly sunk to the bottom and stayed there, motionless.|
Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled Jim out. When the Medical Director became aware of Edna's heroic act, he immediately ordered her discharged from the hospital, as he now considered her to be mentally stable.
When he went to tell Edna the news he said, "Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you're being discharged; since you were able to respond rationally to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of another patient, I have concluded that you displayed sound mindedness.
The bad news is, that Jim, the patient you saved, hung himself with his bathrobe belt in the bathroom. I am so sorry, but he's dead."
Edna replied, "He didn't hang himself, I put him up there to dry."