Hello, Welcome to the Psychiatric Hotline.

If you are obsessive-compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly.

If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2.

If you have multiple personalities, please press 3, 4, 5 and 6.

If you are paranoid-delusional, we know who you are and what you want.

If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press.

If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press. No one will answer.

posted in uk.education.staffroom by Liz Crewe


Another version:

A transcript of the new PABX answering service recently installed at the Institute of Mental Health :

Hello and welcome to the mental health hot-line

If you are Obsessive Compulsive , press 1 repeatedly.

If you are Co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.

If you have Multiple Personalities, press 3, 4, 5 & 6.

If you are Paranoid, we know who you are and what you want.  Stay on the line so we can trace your call.

If you are Delusional, press 7, and you call will be transferred to the Mother Ship.

If you are Schizophrenic, listen carefully and a small voice will tell you which number to press.

If you are Dyslexic, press 96969696969696.

If you have a Nervous Disorder, please fidget with the hash key until a representative comes on the line.

If you have Amnesia, press 8 and state your name, address, phone number, date of birth, social security number and your mother's and grandmothers' maiden names.

If you have Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, slowly and carefully press 000.

If you have Bi-polar Disorder, please leave a message after the beep.
Or before the beep.  Or after the beep.  Please wait for the beep.

If you have Short Term Memory Loss, please try your call again later.

If you have Low Self Esteem, please hang up.  All our operators are far too busy to talk to you.

posted in uk.education.staffroom by Pat Onions