Joke 881

21 Aug
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Your call is very important to us (Photo credit: cheerfulmonk)

My dear Viv phoned me from her hospital bed in France to share this joke.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


A man was chatting to a psychiatrist and the conversation turned to what criteria he used to determine that a patient should be institutionalized.

“Well,” said the psychiatrist, “I fill a bath with water and then I offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask them to empty the bath.  Tell me,” the psychiatrist continued, “would you use the teaspoon, the teacup or the bucket?”

“Oh, definitely the bucket.  Any normal person would choose that because it is bigger than the spoon or the cup.”

“No,” said the Director, “a normal person would pull the plug.  Do you want a room with a view?”


And here’s a joke just for Viv, but you can read it, too.


“Just relax”, the hospital staff kept telling Jim, but it was to no avail.  Jim’s  wife was in labour and Jim was a nervous wreck. After what seemed like a week, to both Jim and the hospital staff, a nurse came out with the happy news, “It’s a  girl!”

“Thank goodness it’s a girl,” said Jim, “at least she won’t have to go through what I just went through!”


Read more:  Hospital Jokes

15 Responses to “Joke 881”

  1. Terry August 21, 2013 at 04:10 #

    those were cute!


  2. Katharine Trauger August 21, 2013 at 04:40 #

    I’m thankful I’m a girl. Girls got grit. 😉


  3. slpmartin August 21, 2013 at 04:42 #

    Have to agree…those were cute.


  4. thehutts August 21, 2013 at 07:13 #

    Thanks for cheering Mum up and I hope you are feeling better as well! Sally


  5. Violet August 21, 2013 at 08:19 #

    Reblogged this on Twisted Darkness.


  6. lanceleuven August 21, 2013 at 12:19 #

    “My dear Viv phoned me from her hospital bed in France to share this joke….”

    Now that’s dedication to the cause of comedy! 🙂


  7. SchmidleysScribbling August 21, 2013 at 15:06 #

    Too funny, especially as I was having surgery Monday. Good luck to Viv and I hope it is nothing too serious. Dianne


  8. Grannymar August 21, 2013 at 15:51 #

    You have me smiling. I wish you both a speedy recovery. If laughter is the best medicine, then you should be back on top form real soon!.


  9. bevchen August 21, 2013 at 19:35 #

    Love these! I hope you and Viv are feeling better soon 🙂


  10. adinparadise September 17, 2013 at 21:09 #

    Very funny. I do hope that Viv is much better now.



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