A Teapot

Tom, a young man in his early 30s was sent to a psychiatric hospital by his family. His friend John was very upset. He believed he was perfectly sane, so he started spending a great deal of time and money to secure Tom’s release. He finally managed to persuade two well known psychiatrists to assess Tom, in the hope that they would realize what a huge mistake had been made.

The day of the assessment finally arrived.

“If you talk to him, you will see what a completely sane man he is” said John.

Tom sat perfectly relaxed while the two psychiatrists asked him questions.

“What will you do when you leave here, will you get a job?”

“Well, I will think about it,” replied Tom.

“Perhaps I will write a book or I may take up painting again”. He paused and smiled to them.

“But on the other hand, I might simply continue to be a teapot!” he added.

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