A psychiatrist visited a California mental institution
and asked a patient, "How did you get here? What was
the nature of your illness?" He got the following
"Well, it all started when I got married and I guess I
should never have done it. I married a widow with a
grown daughter who then became my stepdaughter.
My dad came to visit us, fell in love with my lovely
stepdaughter, then married her. And so my stepdaughter
was now my stepmother.
Soon, my wife had a son who was, of course,
my daddy's brother-in-law since he is the
half-brother of my stepdaughter, who is now,
of course, my daddy's wife.
So, as I told you, when my stepdaughter married my
daddy, she was at once my stepmother! Now, since my
new son is brother to my stepmother, he also became my
uncle. As you know, my wife is my step-grandmother
since she is my stepmother's mother. Don't forget that
my stepmother is my stepdaughter. Remember, too, that
I am my wife's grandson.
But hold on just a few minutes more. You see, since
I'm married to my step-grandmother, I am not only the
wife's grandson and her hubby, but I am also my own
grandfather. Now can you understand how I got put in
After staring blanky with a dizzy look on his face,
the psychiatrist replied: "Move over"