a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

Something good makes something bad more tolerable. I'm going to put on some fun background music while I work on this boring project. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down! A: "If you need someone to help you move these boxes, keep in mind that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down." B: "Meaning?" A: "You can always find help for the right price." OK, so she only let them give her the shot because I bribed her with a new toy, so what? A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!
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