I am so tired of coughing. I have been sick for 10 days now -- a chest cold that may now be bronchitis or pneumonia or something for all I know. I have doused myself with every over the counter thing I have in the cabinet, and I seem to be getting the stuff out of my lungs, but it seems to be never-ending and has left me exhausted with a raw throat and a headache.
There; I just wanted to say it. Now, maybe by saying the problem out loud, and writing it down too, it will go away.
Isn't incantation an ancient form of medicine? Sure it is -- and I am pretty sure it works as well against the common cold as anything modern medicine has to offer.