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The Bathtub Test

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?"

"Well" he said "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person and ask them to empty the bathtub."

"Oh I understand" I said " A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger then the spoon or the teacup."

"No" he said "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"

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