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Cough Syrup

    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.  Bob, the owner, had had about enough and warned John that the next sale he missed would be his last...

    A few minutes later, a man came in coughing and he ask John for their best cough syrup.  Try as he might John could not find the cough syrup.  Remembering Bob’s warning he sold the man a box of Ex-Lax and told him to take it all at once.  The customer did as John said, and went out the door.  Within seconds, the customer’s knees started to shake, and he managed to get over to a nearby lamp post and hang on to it...

    From across the drugstore, Bob 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!” Bob shouted angrily.

    “Sure it will,” John said, pointing at the man hanging on to the lamp post.  “Look at him.  He’s not coughed since he left!”

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