The psychology instructor had just finished a lecture on mental health and was giving an oral test.
Speaking specifically about manic depression, she asked, “How would you diagnose a patient who walks back and forth screaming at the top of his lungs one minute, then sits in a chair weeping uncontrollably the next?”
A young man in the rear raised his hand and answered, “A basketball coach?”
A strong young man makes a bet with an older worker.
A strong young man at a construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength.
He made a special case of making fun of one of the older workmen. After several minutes, the older worker had enough.
‘Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is,’ he said. ‘I will bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that building that you won’t be able to wheel back.
‘You’re on, old man,’ the braggart replied. Let’s see you do it.’
The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, ‘All right, Dumb Ass, get in.’