Posted by Annon on November 22, 1999 at 16:16:30:
A man who had been battling a mental disorder for years
finally seemed to have improved to the point where it was
thought he might be released. The head of the institution,
in a fit of commendable caution, decided, however, to
interview him first.
"Tell me," said he, "if we release you, as we are
The inmate said, "It would be wonderful to get back to real
"Marvelous," said the head of the institution.
"Or else," ruminated the inmate. "I might teach. There is
"Absolutely," said the head.
"Then again, I might write. There is considerable need for
"An interesting possibility," said the head.
"And finally, if none of these things appeals to me, I can