The owner of a drug store arrives at work to find a man leaning heavily against a wall.
Owner to his clerk: “What’s up.”
Clerk: “He wanted something for his cough, but I couldn’t find the cough syrup….So I gave him a laxative and told him to take it all
Owner: “Laxatives won’t cure a cough, you idiot.”
Clerk: “Sure it will,” pointing at the man leaning on the wall. “Look at him. He’s afraid to cough.”