An elderly woman went to the doctor’s office to complain of an unusual problem.
“For the past few months,” she told the doctor, “I’ve been constantly passing gas. Thank goodness they’re completely silent and odorless. Why, I actually let several slip while I was in your waiting room today.”
The doctor had just the thing. “Try these pills for a week, Mrs. Dobbins,” he said. “I think they’ll help get you back to normal.”
After a week had passed, the woman returned to the doctor’s office. This time, she was furious!
“Doctor,” she said, “I took the pills like you said, but I’m still passing gas. They’re still silent, but now they smell absolutely horrible! I demand that you do something about this immediately!”
“Calm down, Mrs. Dobbins,” said the doctor. “Now that we’ve cleared up your sinuses, we’re going to work on your hearing.”