Cough Medicine
Posted by Bal Vallah on November 24, 1998 at 07:11:01:

John was a clerk in a small drugstore but he was not much of a salesman. He could never find the item
the customer wanted. The drugstore owner had had about enough and warned John that the next sale he
missed would be his last.

Just then a man came in coughing and asked John for their best cough syrup. Try as he might John
could not find the cough syrup. Remembering the owner's warning John sold the man a box of Ex-Lax and
instructed him to take the entire box all at once. The customer immediately consumed the entire box
in the store and then walked outside and leaned against a lamp post. The drugstore owner had seen the
whole thing and came over to ask John what had transpired.

"He wanted something for his cough but I couldn't find the cough syrup. I substituted Ex-Lax and told
him to take it all at once." John explained.

"Ex-Lax won't cure a cough" the owner shouted angrily.

"Sure it will" John said, pointing at the man leaning on the lamp post. "Look at him. He's afraid to

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