Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Bathtub Test
During our last stay in a San Antonio RV Park I had scheduled an appointment with a doctor. We'd got to talking about getting older and nursing homes and I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in a nursing home?"
"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub then we offer the person a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket 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," he said, "a normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"