John had just finished having his yearly medical examination and was waiting for the doctor to return to his office with the test results. When the doctor finally returns, he has a very sad look on his face.
"Well, doc, what's the word? How does everything look?" asks John. "John, I really don't know how to tell you this. The news is bad. Very bad," says the doctor.
"What is it doc?" a worried John asks. "I really am having a difficult time with this, John. I just don't know how to tell you," the doctor replies.
"Ok, doc, let's stop beating around the bush. Just tell me what you know. I can take it," John says.
"Let me put it this way. I think what you should do is go to Arkansas and visit the hot springs there for a nice, relaxing mud bath. Just spend some time soaking in the mud," the doctor tells him.
"I get it, I need to relax a little, right? Will that cure me?" asks John.
"No, not really, John. It won't cure you, nor will it help you to relax. What it will do is get you used to being covered in dirt."