I like a funny news story to cheer me up on a morning and this one did it for me today.
The overall BBC article wasn't supposed to be funny, not at all. It was about the findings of a survey into prescriptions and medication in England as it seems one in five of us take our medicine wrongly.
Obviously most of the befuddled patients are oldies - like the people who take their sleeping pills in the morning. No wonder they never answer the door until mid afternoon !
But the corker was the patient who was prescribed an inhaler as his asthma was being trigger by his cat. It seems that every time he got an attack, he did indeed use his inhaler - by spraying it on his cat !
I think the follow up line was slightly unnecessary.
"Spraying the cat did not relieve the patient's asthma."
I wonder if they'd asked the cat ?