posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 12:40 AM
There is an old joke that goes a little something like this:
One late afternoon, on a country road in the middle of nowhere, a man driving blew out his tire right next to an insane asylum. He was clearly
nervous being so close to the asylum and was trying to change his tire as quickly as possible. In doing so, he had set all the lug nuts in the rim
for safe keeping, but due to his nervousness, and the fact that several of the patients of the asylum had gathered to the gate to watch him change the
tire, he wound up knocking over the rim, and all of his lug nuts scattered out and rolled down into the gutter, and were lost.
In a panic, the driver knew not what to do as the sun was setting, and he was beginning to fear the worst. However, one of the patients motioned to
him with a:
At first the driver ignored the patient, but the insane man was persistent.
"Psssst. Pssssssssssst. Hey, you."
"What?" Said the driver, clearly frustrated.
Patiently, the patient of the insane asylum suggested;
"Why don't you take a lug nut off of each of the other tires, and use them to put your tire back on. This way you will have three lug nuts on each
tire, and that should be safe enough to get you back into town."
The driver was flabbergasted and thanked the patient profusely.
"Thank you so much, that is a great idea. How is it a man smart enough to figure something like that out winds up here?"
The patient smiled ever so patiently;
"I'm crazy Mr., not stupid."