Back again with Ma and Pa, whose experiences we visit occasionally in these pages, we find Pa once again seeking medical advice. As he is getting up in years some complaints are to be expected, but as Pa frequently takes things to extremes, he has become something of a chronic complainer and requires occasional humoring by the doctor.
One afternoon, a Pa's doctor visit amounted to complaining that he hasn't been feeling well lately. The doctor makes the appropriate examination, leaves the room, and returns with three different bottles of pills.
"Take the green pill with a big glass of water when you wake up," said he. "Take the blue pill with a big glass of water after you eat lunch. "Then just before going to bed, take the red pill with another big glass of water."
Startled to be put on so much medicine, Pa is a bit taken aback.
"Doc, exactly what is my problem?"
The doctor replies,
"You're not drinking enough water ..."