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Should You Be Institutionalized?

Submitted By:easterbaby2003
Fun:**** (3.41)
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It doesn't hurt to take a hard look at yourself from time to time. This little test should help you get started.

During a visit to a mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criteria is that defines if a patient should be institutionalized.

"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub. Then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask the patient to empty the bathtub."

Okay, here's your test:
1. Would you use the spoon?
2. Would you use the teacup?
3. Would you use the bucket?

"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would choose the bucket, as it is larger than the spoon."
What was the director's response?


"No," answered the Director. "A normal person would pull the plug."

So, how did *YOU* do?

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Comments on this teaser

Posted by jennysugars06/15/05
This teaser was easy but it was also REALLY FUNNY! :lol: I had a good time with it and plan to share it with my friends. Great Job!

Posted by autumnparalegal06/15/05
Apparently not!!! I have thought so for a long time now, but according to this, I wouldn't have to be!! It made me laugh :lol: :lol: Loved it!

Posted by onlyeeyore06/15/05
Good stuff!

Posted by beethovenswig06/15/05
Very fun and funny... I LOVED iT! :lol: :D :lol: :D :lol:

Posted by elyse06/15/05
My guard was up becasue I I knew it was a trick, but as I read the teaser, I thought what would you do with the water once you took it out of the tub with either a sppon, teacup, or bucket? Asking that only confirmed pulling the plug. Great teaser! I love it!

Posted by jakeodee06/15/05
I got it yeah :D

Posted by sk8ergrl06/15/05
HHHHHAAAAAAHHHHHHHAAA. that is hilarious. You should edit it so it becomes a joke and submit it to

Posted by Riddlerman06/15/05
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please don't send me to the institution! I thought it was a teacup. :oops: :oops: Great riddle, hilarious, love it, fab.

Posted by fudge06/15/05
This was a good one. It was pretty hard. :D :oops: :D

Posted by krishnan06/15/05
I answered spoon, because it would be easier to empty the last remaining water with it. I hope they have showers at the mental institution! :lol:

Posted by flipflopchica06/15/05
It was really good! Luckily, I don't need to be sent to the institution. :D

Posted by BrUnEttEcUtiE06/15/05
No thank god!!! :D this was pretty neat! niice job!

Posted by sweetime06/15/05
and how, pray tell, are you meant to know that the bathtub comes complete with plug hole? think back to the days before indoor plumbing - those bathtubs didn't have plug holes...

Posted by drussel306/15/05
Loved it,

Posted by sissy24506/15/05
*I* did perfectly fine, thank you. :lol:

Posted by vikingboy06/15/05
Just read this in the paper several days is a funny teaser though

Posted by ballerina229306/15/05
Please don't institutionalize me! I never would have thought of that! Great Teaser! :lol:

Posted by umnesq06/16/05
Don't worry SWEETTIME, they'll be good to you at the institution. They'll cook all your meals for you, you'll never have to do dishes again, and you can sleep as late as you want.

Posted by buttons0306/16/05
That was very cute, I added it to my favorites! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by PCDguitar06/17/05
HI DUSSEL ITS ME AGAIN!!!!!!!!!! i liked this teaser it made me laugh even if i got it...i was about to say that it would be the spoon bc u would have to fill up the cup then the bucket but right as i hit show answer im like holy ***** i could just pull the plug

Posted by madleon06/18/05
a person is sent to a mental instituion, because they are crazy, not because they are stupid{haha} very funny teaser

Posted by max_payne_5th06/19/05
Well i know im not crazy. lol, i pulled the plug, but hey nice trick there mate, good job!

Posted by deadeye82306/20/05
I don't have to go to an institution! w00t w00t :lol:

Posted by trickyleprecaun06/21/05
You so tricked me!!!!! ha ha, i added it to my favorites!!

Posted by sweetime06/21/05
umnesq - well why didn't you say so before? book me in please!!! :D

Posted by 86_this_rox06/23/05
i love it and so do my friends!! :D :D :D

Posted by canttakemyname06/24/05
I loved that Babe! :lol: Good teaser! 8) :D :)

Posted by mgil9306/24/05
I liked it. It took a second for me to figure it out. :P

Posted by xmadnetx06/24/05
This tease doesnt have a quetion. I didnt no wat i suppose to solve. i get it, but the story with the dirctor kill this tease. U should have only mention the bath tub and how would u empty it. the story just made it confusing to me. In fact i dont even no if it is a story.

Posted by xmadnetx06/24/05
never mind

Posted by AmyJo020606/24/05
too cute, but i already knew that i need to be instutionalized. (sp?)

Posted by ocean_blu1906/26/05
ha ha ha ha ha ha! i got it! u all stink! :lol: ha ha! loved it! so cool... you deserve a cookie!

Posted by zigthepig06/27/05
Got me!! In my faves. Friends @ skol will laugh and be mad. Sign me up!!!!! :lol:

Posted by sgfreak55506/27/05
So stupid that it's funny. nice one.

Posted by curlyfon06/28/05
My first thought was "Well, I'd pull the plug isn't that the obvious answer. But wait, this is a trick, so which one of those can you use to pull the plug?" :lol: That's me, always overthinking. :lol: :oops:

Posted by ginny32206/28/05
LOL this teaser was funny!! well i thought, since it's a trick question, i wouldn't use any of those things to empty the bathtub cuz maybe a 'sane' person is supposed to take a bath instead of getting water all over the floor, which would be inevetable if you used the bucket to empty the tub. :roll: gosh i never get these ones right. :lol: great teaser :wink:

Posted by puppygirl121306/29/05
That was funny, i fortunatly don't need to be institutionalized i am going to try this on my friends i wonder if they will need to be. :lol:

Posted by okieman5107/04/05
I seen this one right off. But it was great, I will try this one my family members, most will need mental care i am sure. lol best one yet on the trick site, Excellent Job: :D :D :D

Posted by mxclint6807/05/05
I got it...mostly because I hate when someone doesn't drain the %^&^%$^% tub, and I have to wait to take my shower til their water drains out!! :D :oops: Not that you wanted to know that...oh well.... :lol: :lol:

Posted by sambean07/05/05
i really liked it even though it was pretty easy :lol:

Posted by Question_Mark07/08/05

Posted by poison_ivy07/08/05
Darn, I thought it was the spoon! :lol: That one was a great one!!!

Posted by tjsmom200507/09/05
I should be institutionalized! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: !!!!! Oh well. I wasn't thinking of a plug! LOL :lol: :lol: - better luck next time. Clever. Good job!

Posted by dolphingurl1207/09/05
I take showers hahaha

Posted by seraphim2607/10/05
Yeah! I don't have to go to the looney bin! :lol:

Posted by Question_Mark07/11/05
Lol :lol: . This was :lol: very funny.

Posted by sexy_brunette07/11/05
i thought it was great!! :lol:

Posted by gorillazgirl07/16/05
Man I should really be institutionalized! I thought it was the spoon!! :oops:

Posted by JeniusKC07/16/05
Hm...I was actually thinking along the lines of juping in, splashing out most of it, then using all three to get the rest out. But I'm in a "blech" mood and I'm a bit odd. So......*shrug*

Posted by Chakoteya07/16/05
easy but nice :D

Posted by Noor07/16/05
:oops: that was a gr8 one. i have to pack my bags and get set to go.

Posted by secerlemak07/16/05
It was easy but very smart! It tricked me a bit! Good Work! :D

Posted by libradawn07/16/05
That was pretty easy, but much funner than the usual! I am not sure how normal I am, but I got that right away! :D

Posted by TsunamiSurfer07/16/05
Hi: I shook the hand of the doctor and told him: Do you think yourself normal, doc? He smiled and said: welcome on the board!

Posted by ymalveaux07/16/05
1st I asked the Dr. how big and full is the tub, and the condition of the items whether they have holes. Then, I asked why not pull the plug? Duhhh! :roll:

Posted by lycanthrope07/16/05
8) At last . . . . . I'm normal! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by Aarghonauts07/16/05
They're coming to take me away, ha, ha!! :o :o I didn't come close to getting the answer (or even understanding the question!!) but I loved it once I looked up the answer :roll: Pl,ease post lots more to keep me amused in the loony bin

Posted by redneck_woman07/16/05
Whewww!!! I passed a sanity test.... :D Guess I have the world fooled... :lol: :lol: :lol: Seriously tho - :roll: a great teaser and added to my faves.. Nice job easterbaby!

Posted by padme07/16/05
me feel wants someone to explain :oops:

Posted by prettygurl07/16/05
funny!!! i wud have said bucket :lol:

Posted by smatypants07/16/05
8) :evil: I woulda just belly flopped in 8) :evil: :wink: :o

Posted by jojomfd107/16/05
very good, and don't worrywhat xmadwhateverhisnameisx said we've seen his teasers before

Posted by MTK_9007/16/05

Posted by ficklefudge07/16/05
where's the question?

Posted by kookikat07/16/05
this was hilarious!! i couldn't stop laughing!! the answer was so obvious - great work!! :lol:

Posted by Araldite07/16/05
Lock me up. DUH!!! :oops:

Posted by beerexs07/16/05
I'm officialy insitutionalized

Posted by Kim12349107/17/05
even i knew this 1!!!

Posted by h20untz07/21/05
they're coming to take me away haha, they're coming to take me away hehe.Help!! the men in white coats are coming to put me in the happy hotel!!! liked the trick.

Posted by BABYYGIRL07/23/05
l knew the answer....easy you know,but funny!

Posted by spookyb07/23/05
i didn't like this teaser it made me feel stupid :cry: i should have got this one but i didn't, i loved it though!!!!!! :D

Posted by deepsea07/30/05
this teaser is complety false, untrue and wrong, after all it said I was normal :evil: im not normal nice teaser though

Posted by loveshellylove07/31/05
8) good one! :D

Posted by tick08/02/05
Nice one, the plug option was in the back of my mind however since it is not mentioned you assume there is not one, then you get into whether or not that was an option yada yada yada, LOL! VERY good little teaser, I liked it! Thank you very much! :D

Posted by riddlelover08/04/05
Great one! Ok, whatever you say, deepsea... This teaser goest to my favorites :D

Posted by iblondhaha08/12/05
THIS IS AWESOME!!!! :D and i got it right too, whoohoo!!! :D

Posted by MonkeyJoe08/16/05
i chose the spoon :-?

Posted by tiny_dancer08/21/05
me to...... :oops:

Posted by sftball_rocks1308/25/05
all of my friends knew the answer but me :oops: i knew i was nuts, but at least i didnt say the spoon!

Posted by sftball_rocks1308/25/05
all of my friends knew the answer but me :oops: i knew i was nuts, but at least i didnt say the spoon!

Posted by Caim08/28/05
Pretty easy, nice one!

Posted by jimmym09/01/05
no i shouldn' dare you! :o

Posted by Celanba09/05/05
I should be institutionalized!!! :D :lol: I never would've thought of that!!!

Posted by jcfreak09/06/05
i got it, but it totally tricked my co-worker!!! great job!!! :lol: it was hilarious!!!!

Posted by nathalia09/08/05
I really liked this one :) good job :wink:

Posted by sudokulvr09/12/05
this is a cute. teaser. only one of my friends got it (besides me) the rest thought it was a bucket or a spoon. :D

Posted by brainster09/13/05
Wow ! That was an eye-opener, just shows how many people belong you-know-where !!! Including me, since I thought of the bucket ! :oops: :oops:

Posted by REBRAB09/14/05

Posted by AZTTT09/14/05
Very Good! It's nice to know I don't need to be institutionalized. :lol: :D

Posted by xolilangel827ox09/19/05
very good one! i love it..apparently i should be institiounalized haha!! :D

Posted by Llama-Llover09/22/05
Old-fashioned bathtubs don't have plugs in them. How were we supposed to know the model of the tub? :-?

Posted by Llama-Llover09/22/05
Old-fashioned bathtubs don't have plugs in them. How were we supposed to know the model of the tub? :-?

Posted by signmeup7409/30/05
Obviously, yes. I get a big DUH!! on this one. :oops:

Posted by signmeup7409/30/05
Obviously, yes. I get a big DUH!! on this one. :oops:

Posted by 55may5509/30/05
YEAH! I get to be insitutionalized! :D ....wait :-? ......that's a bad thing :( ......never mind then.

Posted by smarty_blondy10/08/05
Fun? Yes. Difficult? Maybe. A joke? Definately! :wink:

Posted by soccercow1010/09/05
awesome! :D 8) that was the funniest teaser i have ever read! cost of a visit to the doctor:100$ being inistuilized:50$ reading a funny teaser over and over and over again:priceless! there are some things money cant buy, ya ya ya you get the point. awesome teaser! 8)

Posted by tiny_dancer10/18/05
i picked spoon cause i knew it was trick and well ya get the point? i told it to my friend and i wasn't even done before she said "pull the plug!"

Posted by tiny_dancer10/18/05
i picked spoon cause i knew it was trick and well ya get the point? i told it to my friend and i wasn't even done before she said "pull the plug!"

Posted by tiny_dancer10/18/05
i picked spoon cause i knew it was trick and well ya get the point? i told it to my friend and i wasn't even done before she said "pull the plug!"

Posted by tiny_dancer10/18/05
whoops lol never push that button twice

Posted by SilverMoonBee10/22/05
:lol: i thought the answer was spoon. coz prisoners always use spoons to dig themselves out of jail, right? i thought carzy people would do the same with the bath tub :lol: :oops: i'm embarassed but i liked it :D

Posted by ElectricYou10/24/05
Silly me, I thought one of the answers was right, so I guessed that you would use the spoon to pull the plug. You know, like putting the handle through the ring of the plug. So I guess I sorta got it right. :D

Posted by princess061110/27/05
Very funny!! Thank God I chose the plug instead of one of the three offered tools. :lol:

Posted by poison_ivy10/27/05
LOL, THIS WAS HILARIOUS!!!! THIS IS THE BEST TRICK EVER!!! please write more like these or I WILL CRY from all the terribly boring 'jokes'

Posted by lovefrenzy11/13/05
that's funny :lol:

Posted by Fire11/15/05
Oops, I need to go there. I like that one. It was cool. I tell it to all my friends.

Posted by DaveC11/16/05
:roll: Pull the plug? Nah :lol: I would just push the lever that drains the tub!!! I mean that is the way I drain my tub! :oops: :wink: 8)

Posted by Mora11/21/05
You know I'm just adding a comment to gat points so I can submit my own teaser. Try mine as soon as I can get on on this site.

Posted by aznboi132411/23/05
Nice job keep it kummin it was easy for me tho!

Posted by schatzy22811/23/05

Posted by bookworm9111/28/05
Oh haha i used the bucket. drat. :oops:

Posted by lovefrenzy11/30/05
i said bucket. does that mean im dum? :P

Posted by GilmoreGirl6312/03/05
I said I'd use all of the tools. I guess it's off to the institution for me.

Posted by Therulerofthem12/08/05
WOOHOO! I am out of the instition. 'Cept my good friends Ix' of course.

Posted by bluehawk12/09/05

Posted by rkaaland12/09/05
GREAT!!! going in my favs!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by Brainy_112/10/05
Another great one Zona! :lol: But I saw this before, so I knew the answer. 8)

Posted by aprilsprings2912/17/05
LOL :lol:

Posted by simplimade12/19/05
lmao. Easy but hecka fun

Posted by winddancir12/30/05
:cry: I got it right... I wanted to be locked up! :lol:

Posted by mmpp12312/31/05
LOL! :lol: It was hilarious.

Posted by teen_wiz01/02/06
Really, awesomely fun teaser! I got it right too! :D :) :P :lol: :wink: ! Yippee! I'll be looking for your other puzzles!

Posted by teaser12301/02/06
Fun teaser! Good job :lol: !

Posted by ChristheGreat01/03/06
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by Misty01/06/06
:oops: :cry: ..................i was looking at most popular teasers and i didnt know this was trick......

Posted by jlvsbeks01/06/06
that was really awesome and cute :lol: im going to tell my friends :D

Posted by SPUTNIK201/16/06
Fun! Fun! Fun! and woo hoo I'm normal folk, cuz I was thinking to meself, why not just pull the plug! :lol: AWESOME teaser, thanks

Posted by apathetic_moose01/17/06
Oh wow, I actually got it! Great teaser! :D

Posted by puttaholic01/19/06
im an idiot, i thaught the spoon :lol: i didnt even think of using the plug :D :P

Posted by Moody01/21/06
I just thought, the spoon etc was way too much work so I'm like, why don't they just empty it with the plug, lol. So maybe i should be in an instution for the terminally lazy. Moody :oops: :lol: :D

Posted by sweetmama01/26/06
Great teaser! And I am happy to report that my mental health is still intact! :wink:

Posted by swithie01/29/06
Hooray, I'm not insane. Excellent teaser by the way.

Posted by ragethe3rd02/02/06
I knew I wasnt sane... :oops:

Posted by The-Pony02/08/06
i must be crazy, i said a spoon, i thought it was a trick :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: very good though

Posted by wuzzupp02/10/06
mann do i feel stupid now i thought he would say correct or something :oops:

Posted by aaks9402/13/06
That was a good one, i added it to my faves! I hope u read mine. (When i get some) :D :wink:

Posted by hottiegurl9902/15/06
said it was the spoon :oops:

Posted by qqqq02/18/06
Yeah, I'm mental!! :lol: Great teaser!!! I knew it had SOMETHING to do with that. :D

Posted by michelle361702/21/06
yay :) i pulled the plug.

Posted by hotdogsforme02/27/06
i used the spoon 8)

Posted by bigSWAFF_69_03/05/06
I've heard this as a joke many times before, I like how you made it into a teaser :D

Posted by monkey9303/07/06
LOL I thought bucket and then I realized it was to pull the plug and then I should have been in that mental

Posted by hottiegurl9903/08/06
Yea wellll... so what if I said spoon?!?!? I KNOW ALL MY FREINDS ON HERE CHOSE THE FREAKIN BUCKET, but if i wanted to use a spoon for the heck of it, i would! im a growing girl dammit!

Posted by PineappleMama03/09/06
Woohoo I'm sane!! Well, relatively anyway!! :D

Posted by settra62603/11/06
whoah whoah whoah people, dont overcrowd my house!

Posted by Splatt03/17/06
I'm utterly shocked - I don't qualify for institutionalized living. So sad - so many friends above being led away in the straightjacket. I'll miss you all! :D

Posted by lukeschett03/21/06
I pick the tea spoon!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by ragnarok2303/24/06
this teaser is very cute, awesome job.

Posted by tintiniscool03/24/06
:D I heard this before, only in a different context. Good job-I guess I am a normal person :D :lol: :) :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :P 8)

Posted by virgo5121003/30/06
well i might as well tell u seth,i screwed up lmao :lol:

Posted by Mellew03/30/06
i have seen this in e-mail b4 but i got it rite yay me!!!!!

Posted by lorelle_b04/10/06
i've also gotten this in an email...i would have ended up in the asylum, lol!

Posted by Quickq04/18/06
I said bucket. :oops: :oops: :oops: Anyway it was good so I added it to my favourites. :D

Posted by Psychic_Master04/18/06
I got it, yay :D! Excellent teaser!!! *adds to favourites*

Posted by XoXo201105/01/06
:O or they could just jump in and have all the water splash out! WEE! haha that was a cool teaser :D :lol:

Posted by kangel06705/07/06
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: omg!!!!!!!!do i really belong in an asylum? :P :P i was soo stupid jus now.but great teaser!

Posted by GebbieRose05/28/06
very popular & lotsa lotsa lotsa fun. kutgw

Posted by Linlou18uk06/07/06
:D This was fab! I got it though, don't know if that is a good thing or not! :roll:

Posted by spazzyjazzy9306/09/06
:D :D :D :D :D yay i got it right! :D :D :D :D :D someone probly said this, but i dont feel like reading ALL those coments: so did the vistitor get put in the asylum?

Posted by PunnettSwears06/11/06
Easy, but cute. :D 8)

Posted by nickorama7714706/11/06
That was funny! Guess I should be institutionalized! :lol: :oops: :lol:

Posted by akl2107/03/06
Nice! I thought about it for a second, but I got it right. :D So I guess everyone was wrong; I'm normal :wink:

Posted by tonjawithaj07/10/06
Love it!!! :lol:

Posted by temisho07/16/06
lol :lol:

Posted by OldChinaHand07/16/06
An oldie but a goodie. It was a good way to spin it into a teaser. Thanks for the laugh. 8)

Posted by starnz07/16/06
Always knew I wasn't NORMAL!!!!!

Posted by feste07/16/06
Whoever it was that came up with this one should be institutionalized.

Posted by FeaerFactorY66607/16/06
Hahah!! Good one! :D

Posted by bradon18200107/16/06
I must be normal. I got It!! :o

Posted by RRAMMOHAN07/16/06
Whew, what a relief I got it right! Glad to be at home and not in an institution! Good, funny, clever teaser. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by coachpisco07/16/06
That was a bit like "How do you get an elephant into a refrigerator?" You open the door. I liked your teaser. Thanks. :)

Posted by Nellem07/16/06
:( Good one!

Posted by maginus2307/16/06
i heard this on the Dr. Bill Wattenburg show on KGO. it had a funny ending in which the director asked if he wanted a room with a window and the visitor asked why and the director said because a normal person would pull the plug!

Posted by kukuzyavochka07/16/06
I got it right! But at first, my theory was.... CATAPOULT! Out of a teaspoon with water in it. But that is NOT what a normal person would do, whould it?

Posted by utnative07/16/06
:oops: very good teaser i'm not saying if i got it right or not :oops: :evil: :x :wink: yes i should be institutionalized. how'd you guess? :lol: :wink:

Posted by cincigirl4ever07/16/06
:D :D YAY!!!! I got this one Right Away! This is an AWESOME teaser, love it, love it, love it! WOW. I may not be the spitting image of normal, but at least i'm not going away on an extremely long vacation anytime soon! :lol: :lol: cincigirl

Posted by Pizzazz2u07/16/06
A very clever, yet shrewdly written teaser :P When your guard is up, you instantly know it is a trick, and come up with the answer. For me, it was too easy, but very, very sharp and totally fun. :wink:

Posted by jabdr07/16/06
Loved it. My first thought was pull the plug. My second one was choose the teaspoon to dig out the plug if it was stuck. It put a smile on my face. Thanks! :D 8)

Posted by johnseaberg07/16/06 is important to to tell how hot or cold the bathtub water is; then you can act accordingly.... :D

Posted by bandnerdnproud707/16/06
I can see why people would think it was the spoon vs. the you can get the last little bit of water out. I've heard this one before, so of course I got it right away, but when my friend told this to me a while ago, I didn't get it. I always over think things. :oops:

Posted by unConfuseMe07/16/06
very dorky......... :roll:

Posted by scallio07/16/06
Hilarious! LOVED this teaser! I thought you'd want the spoon to help pry up the plug. :oops:

Posted by thimblenoggin07/16/06

Posted by pianofox07/16/06
that's great! :laugh:

Posted by speedqueenkmw07/16/06
expected the trick so actually got it right! yay :lol:

Posted by POPS07/16/06
That beats all :lol: CUTE :) FUNNY :D And I stay out of the LOONIE BIN :lol: Cause I got it. Whoopee :wink:

Posted by Neek07/16/06
So obvious---after I read the answer. Good one.

Posted by blagh07/16/06
I got this right! Does that mean they'll let me go home now?

Posted by victort2107/16/06
I also have seen this as a joke, so I knew the answer as soon as I started reading it. But I wanted to see the comments, to see people's reactions. Some of the comments are hilarious!! :lol:

Posted by doka1307/16/06
aww crap, now i feel like an idiot :oops:

Posted by xxilove_ihatexx07/16/06
you are really intelligent.. i couldnt get that.. i chose bucket!!! lol!!! :D :D :D

Posted by dan123407/16/06

Posted by hubluza07/16/06
good 8) im too coo

Posted by Musikman21207/16/06
Good one. I liked it.

Posted by FatHead07/17/06
Yeah, but what if it *had* no plug? :roll:

Posted by 1blessedgirl07/17/06
That was a really good one. I definintly liked that one. It kind of made me feel stupid though considering the fact I answered wrong :oops:

Posted by akl2107/20/06
I just read this month (or maybe next's) edition of Reader's Digest, and now I see where that came from. Nice, though.

Posted by mathwhiz122407/24/06
I really really liked that teaser!! :D although it made me think for a while but ya know that was REALLY REALLY gr8 so yeah keep up the good work and submit more TEASERS!!! :D

Posted by vlerma07/28/06
Sorry I knew this one as I also read it in a recent RD. Nice to see it in the Braingle neighborhood tho. :)

Posted by IMCUL4E08/06/06
YAY!!!! they're not sending me off yet!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: *insane laughter*

Posted by 4kai2lyn610/12/06
Cute! A little too easy, but still very cute!

Posted by Shriya10/13/06
Very easy but yes, am gonna test it with my bro! :wink:

Posted by captainshortrox10/19/06
Very fun :D

Posted by CountdownCrispy10/23/06
There you go, I'm officially nuts! :wink:

Posted by soccercow1011/10/06
well you dont really have a choice to pulling the plug as the choices are 1.2.and3. but im just saying this was still really a good teaser :D :-?

Posted by senther712/03/06
The answer is totaly wrong. since they never asked u bout the plug, a normal guy would go like this: 1) no 2) no 3) if i had no plug, yes

Posted by bobiscool13412/07/06
lol, I thought it was a bucket...then I remembered it was a trick...and figured it out. well done

Posted by teasermaster12/19/06
Don't believe it i didn't get it! Oh no!

Posted by bgil760401/24/07
I hate teasers that don't have answers in the question like this, but it was very funny. :lol:

Posted by dachshund2k301/27/07
I got it!!! :D :D

Posted by Luna_02/13/07
I got that almost instantly! Easy! But still entirely fun...

Posted by Penedono03/05/07
That's just good stuff

Posted by auntiesis04/11/07
I remember reading this one someplace else. I got it then, before I finished reading the whole joke, and it translates into a teaser quite well. Again it is a good one for the young ones. :D :) :P :lol:

Posted by ms-sanders05/01/07
I would have automatically unplugged the tub because that's logical at least to me.

Posted by Kagesha05/02/07
Hahahahaha awesome teaser ....GOOD JOB

Posted by frozenrose_88505/21/07
I've heard this before, so I definitely passed :D

Posted by brainglewashed06/08/07
I'm INSANE! :o :o :x jk i'm coo

Posted by Kamazar06/26/07
Hahaha. That was great. :D :lol:

Posted by flowergirl121906/28/07
:idea: Don't forget to send me a message saying what subject you want me to do on a quiz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :idea:

Posted by tennisfreak4eva06/29/07
I got it right!!!!! i am not insane!!!!! :lol: really funny teaser!!!!!!

Posted by guitargirl5507/12/07
I love it (and i got it) = D

Posted by aerdramaqueen08/21/07
Cool! Yay! I got it, but I probably wouldn't have if I didn't know it was a trick... :D

Posted by King_of_Smart09/06/07
Oh no! I'm about to be institutionalized! :lol: Great teaser!! :D

Posted by EienNiKirei10/20/07
That was funny! :D

Posted by 1smart_okie11/11/07
Great teaser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make more!

Posted by Brainyday11/11/07
Funny! :lol: :lol: :D 8)

Posted by luckypuppy11/13/07
So if I got it I don't need to be institutionalized? :lol: 8)

Posted by cheesepie11/15/07
W00T I shouldn't be instututionalized! And now I have exactly 101 points :D . 8) 8)

Posted by nerdyiscool11/16/07
Whoops... Get the straight-jacket! :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: No, but I've heard this one before. Still love it, though! Extra points for use of *asterisks*! 8)

Posted by savages12/06/07
very funny haha! :D still got it though :wink:

Posted by AndrewWalker12/17/07
Aw! MAN!!! :oops: :D And my real IQ says I'm a genius :lol: Wow! I did not see that coming! :D Great teaser! The best teaser I have seen! AMAZING! :D

Posted by iffy_9712/30/07
boring + easy but wow i recon most pplmtie not hav gotten it! :D :lol:

Posted by lYnchmAn0801/09/08
this was a really funny one. i loved it. all my friends got this wrong :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by lastlyboo02/09/08
:lol: :lol: :lol: i love it!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by SSVillalobos02/15/08
I was pleased to see I should NOT be institutionalized, despite what my husband might think! :D Loved this teaser, even though I got it right away.

Posted by syhere02/26/08
I've heard this teaser before, so I already knew the answer. But I must admit that when I first heard this, I said a normal person would use a bucket, too.

Posted by Writeaway03/11/08
:lol: I remember this one. Hehe, I've actually told this one before.

Posted by soccercow1003/23/08
hahaha I should be institutionalized :D I got it wrong because it seemed like those were the options you were given but yeah. KUDOS!

Posted by luckylefty03/24/08
Fun, but very easy :D

Posted by jamola_04/27/08
lol I didn't think of that. I thought of using the bucket ahahah I guess im not normal jk

Posted by chakki05/21/08
ya ithink so :roll: :wink: 8)

Posted by amymarie112305/23/08
:roll: haha, good one....(PLEASE do not delete below message, thanks) WTB: check ww game 802 for next hint in scavenger hunt...

Posted by zembobo05/27/08
Pulling the plug was not one of the options. Not all tubs have plugs you know.l

Posted by bookwrmKP06/26/08
Ha! I'm not crazy! That's a relief! This was fun, thanks a lot easterbaby! Clever and easy.

Posted by articulate14508/26/08
I would have said the spoon ... cause they make it easier to get out them plugs designed by inferior beings!

Posted by june1208/26/08
this was so funny i'm show it to my doctor and see what he picks lol ... funny funny i loved it

Posted by Cindzey11/06/08
I did great =D

Posted by Djdisnew11/13/08
Wow really catchy liked how you worded it which that one would be mine. :D

Posted by JoannaFruity03/08/09
lol! that was fun :D that caught me off guard(;

Posted by StreetsDisciple03/26/09
too easy :D

Posted by firefox9906/26/09
I loooooved the teaser! You totally tricked me! :D :lol: :D

Posted by JLP107/16/09
HAHAHAHAHAHA excellent!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by martinb21607/16/09
very very funny and fun too :D :D :D :D :D

Posted by doehead07/16/09
It's time for somebody to pull the plug on this one. It's older than George Washington!!! :( :( :(

Posted by katamaster07/16/09
I was thinking to take the spoon to pry out the plug.

Posted by persaphone07/16/09
i got it correct as soon as i finsished reading the question lol great teaser though. :D :D :D :D

Posted by UptheHill07/16/09
:D :D 8) :lol: NICE!!!

Posted by 4princesses07/16/09
it's good to know I'm normal!

Posted by patiencewithaP07/16/09
Easy but fun! Thanks for posting! :D

Posted by tahomac07/16/09

Posted by auntiesis07/16/09
This one was funny before, and it is still funny. If we go by this test I am normal. :D :lol: :D

Posted by dodgerh8ter07/16/09
I may be stupid. But I'm not crazy.

Posted by tova_l07/16/09
great teaser! i got it right away! :lol:

Posted by Bastet07/16/09
Supposedly I'm normal. It's a lie, I tell you, a lie! :lol:

Posted by yeahright41108/06/09
Ohhhhhh... :oops: It seems so obvious now.

Posted by mathisnice08/08/09
I thought that pull the plug was too obvious! Congrats on having thee most popular Trick teaser.

Posted by Scorefire11/12/09
Hehe, I said the bucket :oops:

Posted by Scorefire11/12/09
Hehe, I said the bucket :oops:

Posted by Jake1012/03/09
Maybe i should be in the loony bin.................. :lol:

Posted by EnderofGames12/13/09
I came back to this one after so long. Congratulations on the most popular teaser on Braingle!

Posted by racoonieboy08/13/10
I dunno if I should be institutionalized, but I would've said to wait for the water to evaporate.

Posted by JQPublic09/12/10
I do like this one, but I've heard it before on Supreme Master TV.

Posted by Jaritness709/28/10

Posted by 0xy102/07/11
Ahhhh Spoon ftl.... :O

Posted by Prabinmetals02/18/11
Boring and easy

Posted by Prabinmetals02/18/11
Boring and easy and Plagiarism

Posted by BookwormAnG06/03/11
First thing that came to mind when i saw the answer : ''Ohh..~~~''

Posted by SUPD20007/27/11
But you only had 3 choices, and pulling the plug isn't one of them. :oops: :( Oh well, better luck for me next time! :lol:

Posted by Benjiboo12/27/11
my answer was:dadadadadadadadeededeeedeeedeedeeedDAAAAAAAAAA tip it

Posted by Babe07/16/12
I am absolutely blown away that all of you have never heard this before. It is so old that it was worn worn out years ago. It has also made many trips around on the computer. Amazing!!! I can't believe it!!! :roll: :( :-?

Posted by cutebug07/16/12
This is so old that the bathtubs had plugs. Time for it to be sent down the drain. :lol: :lol:

Posted by tripleteam507/16/12
Whew! I got it right. I was worrued !! So... I MUST be sane !! RIGHT !!?!? ( insert manical laugh here ) :D :D 8)

Posted by kitty-cat01/29/13
Like some have said, this one's very old but still good. I've seen some versions where, after the Director says, "A normal person would pull the plug," he/she continues, "Would you like a bed near the window?" :lol:

Posted by twainsbrain08/06/13
haha it is kinda old! @cutebug

Posted by SpindaSweep05/01/14
My first answer was,"Put a baby seal in the bathtub." i think there's something wrong with me. :P :o

Posted by Danekeith12/02/14
Wow I guess I'm insane!! - for more brain busters visit

Posted by mistymia04/21/15
I love it :D 8) :) :lol:

Posted by Babe07/16/15
OMG! Here it is again in 2015. Can this one get any older?? :roll: :( :evil:

Posted by cutebug07/16/15
Time to pull the plug on this teaser !!!!!

Posted by Zykezex07/16/15
The irony is if you said "Pull the plug" you wind up in the institution because it isn't one of the answers, "Obviously" hearing voices "delusional." :wink: :lol:

Posted by catmom07/16/15
Remember people there are some of us who have never seen this teaser before, so it is NEW to us. BTW it is very funny and I am sane. :D

Posted by gaylewolf07/16/15
This is an old one, but it's still funny! Thanks! :wink:

Posted by FatHead07/18/15
Actually, a normal person would pull the plug, IF he wasn't misled like this; otherwise he would probably use the bucket.

Posted by JeremyRedhead01/26/16
Very silly, but not very PC (just saying, if anyone's crazy in this riddle, it's the doctor who came up with this 'method' :P) But other than that, pretty good. +1

Posted by dbakashojou08/29/17
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by gaylewolf08/29/17
This puzzle has run its course! Still funny, but time to put it to bed! :wink:

Posted by mrbill5108/29/17
Fun and easy teaser, but a frequent repeat that I have seen before.

Posted by cutebug08/31/17
OMG I can't believe this is still on this site. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


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