The Madhouse Answering Machine:
"Hello, and welcome to the mental health hotline."
If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.
If you are codependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.
If you have multiple personalities, press 3, 4, 5, and 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 your 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 a manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number
you press, no one will answer.
If you are dyslexic, press 9696969696969696.
If you have a nervous disorder, please fidget with the pound
key until a representative comes on the line.
If you have amnesia, press 8 and state your name, address,
telephone number, date of birth, social security number, and
your mother's maiden name.
If you have post-traumatic stress disorder, s-l-o-w-l-y &
c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y press 0 0 0.
If you have bi-polar disorder, please leave a message after
the beep or before the beep or after the beep. Please wait for
If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have
short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory
loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
If you have low self-esteem, please hang up. All operators are
too busy to talk to you."
[contributed by Wani Muthiah]