Coughing Badly


“My dear doctor, I’m surprised to hear you say that I am coughing very badly, because I have been practicing all night.” John Philpot Curran


In the middle of last week I developed a cold and thought it might go away in a couple of days. I was wrong. Yesterday I gave in and went to the doctor – after a long night of coughing. I was well practiced at it and the doc could not have accused me of coughing badly – I had it down to a science. In any event, the doctor said that I have a sinus infection and a cold. I did not ask for a second opinion for fear that he would say that I was ugly too.  Here I remain –I do not like summer colds.

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