A guy suffering from a miserable cold begs his doctor for relief. The doctor prescribes pills. But after a week, the guy’s still sick. So the doctor gives him a shot. But that doesn’t help his condition either.

“Okay, this is what I want you to do,” says the doctor on the third visit. “Go home and take a hot bath. Then throw open all the windows and stand in the draft.”

“I’ll get pneumonia!” protests the patient.

“I know. That I can cure.”

Vocabulary Help

  • beg – implorar
  • cold – resfriado
  • draft – corrente de vente
  • guy – sujeito, um cara
  • hot bath – banho quente
  • pill – pílula
  • relief – alívio
  • shot – injeção
  • sick – doente
  • that I can cure – Isto eu posso curar
  • throw open – abrir
  • week – semana