My neck feels big; my ears hurt when I swallow.

"Take zinc," one co-worker told me this morning.

"Don't talk yourself into being sick," said another at lunch.

"Stay back," said a third at the lab meeting. "You're probably really communicable."

These scientists.

The only way to treat a cold is to stay home and watch daytime TV.

I had 24 colds in the seventh grade, and followed three Jeopardy contestants
all the way to the Tournament of Champions.

With careful application of TV therapy, I recovered from all 24 colds.

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