The past couple of days I've been affected by the cold. After careful thought, I decided the virus had been passed by a 'discreet cougher'. Thinking back the past few days I recall asking friends, family and acquaintances various questions such as, "Don't you think I'm putting on weight?"; "Would you believe I'm 64?"; "Why can't I spend at least an hour doing reasonably heavy work in the garden?" and "I'll never have to give up driving like Mrs X". All these questions or statements were met by discreet coughs. You know the type of cough - the one we suddenly develop when we have a desire not to respond verbally. So the way I'm feeling at present is a few degrees below par and it must be the fault of a discreet cougher. I insist.
Not quite sure if this is a good idea when the cold has developed, but it's certainly entertainment for his dog.