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Cold comfort harm

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:09 am
by Erik_Kowal
"It's winter, and it's just a cold," the doctor said. "There is no cure, and you'll just have to live with it until it goes away."

"But Doctor," his patient whined, "it's making me so miserable!"

The physician rolled his eyes towards the ceiling. Then he said, "Okay, go home and take a hot bath. After that, put on a bathing suit and run around the block three or four times."

"What!" exclaimed the other fellow. "I'll be sure to get pneumonia!"

"Maybe so; but at least we have a cure for pneumonia," the doctor replied.