Took a while to figure out how to cram all into one sentence, but I think technically it is one, long, run-on sentence using quotes for spoken dialogue? My Tuesday Use it in a Sentence submission for the word phlegm:
The psychiatrist’s receptionist told her colleague, “the new patient in the waiting room says she is drowning in her own phlegm and I don’t know if she means mucus or apathy.” *
* in medieval medicine/physiology phlegm was thought to cause apathy and sluggishness; one of the four humors (choleric, melancholy, sanguine, phlegmatic). Right now, my humour is melancholic and yours?