Real live conversation I just had with neighbor Spanxy.
Spanxy: Do you feel better yet?
Me: Nope. But I slammed some theraflu and whiskey last night and antibiotics today. It's mostly just in my throat.
Spanxy: Oh my gosh, do you still have your tonsils?
Spanxy: THAT'S IT! They're a breeding ground for germs. You gotta get rid of them.
Me: My dad had his removed, and they grew back.
Spanxy: Yeah, so did Mr. Spanxy. But no one noticed because he's a middle child.
Me: I'm a middle child. Maybe that's why I have tonsils.
Spanxy: Well. You can't get them out now. You'll die.
Me: I'll die?
Spanxy: Yeah. Only kids can handle it.
Me: So, don't get them out?
Spanxy: Nope. You're too old. But hurry and get better, we've got a holiday weekend coming up.
Me. Right. Okay. I will.