One morning, a doctor received the most haggard looking patient he had ever seen.
"I can’t sleep," the patient tiredly said. "The dogs in the street outside my window has barked all night long over the past three days and it is driving me mad!"
"There now," said the doctor soothingly. "Try these new sleeping pills."
A week later, the patient was back, looking even more tired and distressed.
"Didn’t the pills work?" asked the doctor.
"No," the patient sobbed. "I have been up every night chasing those damn dogs, and even if I catch one, it won’t swallow the pill."
By: Christina Baker