Car Trouble in Tel Aviv
Drivers in Israel are notoriously impatient and one Sunday morning when Itzik was having car trouble in Tel Aviv as no exception. While stopped at a red light, his car just died. It was a busy intersection and the traffic behind him was starting to pile up. The guy in the car directly behind him was honking his horn continuously as Itzik continued to try getting the car to start up again.
Finally Itzik got out of her car and approached the guy in the car behind him. "I can't seem to get my car started," Itzik said, smiling. "Would you go and see if you can get it started for me? I'll stay here in your car and lean on your horn for you."
Old Mrs. Epstein was called for jury duty and her son Jerry who was an attorney filled her in on what to expect.
Asked about the occupations of her family members, Mrs. Epstein blurted out, "Your honor, you should be aware that my son is a very successful lawyer."
“Thank you Mrs. Epstein,” said the prosecutor. “Next question, have you ever used the services of an attorney?”
"Many times,” said Mrs. Epstein. “To mow my lawn."
The Bathtub Test
Dr. Stephen Smith, an American psychiatrist was visiting attending a conference in Israel and decided to visit one of the local hospitals specializing in mental health. On his visit, Dr. Smith asked the hospital director, Dr. Dudu Smadar how he determined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.
"Well," said Dr. Smadar, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub."
"Oh, I understand," said Dr. Smith. "A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup."
"No," said Dr. Smadar, "a normal person would pull the plug. Dr. Smith, do you want a bed near the window?"