Feb 15, 2022

A school nurse told a local doctor how the entire choir had come down with sore throats. The nurse encouraged the kids to visit a pediatrician, who prescribed zinc to help them recover. The problem, said the nurse, was that the kids refused to take the lozenges, which was holding up plans for an upcoming concert.

“I’ve tried everything,” the nurse said. “I talked to the kids about the importance of medicine, I called their parents, I even bribed the class with a pizza party. I’m out of ideas. What do you think?”

The physician thought about it and replied, “You can lead the hoarse to doctors but you can’t make them zinc.”