Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Laughter is the Best Medicine, but Does It Cure a Cold?

Well, the cold season is upon us. Contrary to popular belief, my idea of the cold season is sunny days with highs in the low 50s.

Whoever said "Easy come, easy go," wasn't talking about the common cold.

But that person was talking about a cold when he or she said, "It's better to give than receive."

Colds are so contagious. But, why is it that when you give it to people, you usually still have it?

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but so does a lack of health insurance.

My cold got so bad that I went to the doctor. He said, "Cough it up." I went into a coughing fit. He said, "I didn't mean phlegm. I meant your co-payment."

My doctor didn't give me a clean bill of health. He gave me one stained with spaghetti sauce.

People are always ready to share home remedies to get rid of a cold. They include everything from putting grated ginger in hot water to eating unpeeled onions. I would say you have to take those remedies with a grain of salt. But that would make those remedies taste so bad.

I heard that if you eat a lot of garlic, it will help prevent colds. It's not so much that garlic has any medicinal value. It's because people with germs avoid you because of your breath.

Some people say it helps to wear a strand of garlic around your neck. Personally, I prefer pearls. (However, rubies would match the red in my bloodshot eyes.)

When cold season comes around, I'm always tempted to become germaphobic just like Howie Mandel. But, I could never be like Howie because I'm not bald or Jewish.