Along with my question of "What have you been doing at home to make your symptoms better?"
Well I have a headache, and a sore throat and and a stuffy nose.
- Yes, you just told me that - You told me you've felt like this for a few days What have you been doing at home to help feel better.
*(cue the deer in the headlight stare)*
Have you told a parent?
Have they done ANYTHING to help you? given you medicine? taken you do the doctor? Made you tea? Had you rest?
They just said ok...
Then I give my boilerplate speech colds / allergies / congestion. I swear I should paint it on the walls as you enter.
Please tell me i'm not the only one having that exact interaction several times a day...