Saturday, December 27, 2014

Blistering Miscommunication

"Where's that stuff you have for fever blisters?" he asked.

"We have Abreva. It's on aisle eight, on the left," I respond.

"No, that's not it. It's called Aleve, isn't it?" he says.

"No, it's called ABREVA," I say.

The guy shakes his head and wanders off in another direction away from aisle eight. I get busy helping another person and forget all about Mr. Cold Sore.

Thirty minutes later he's back. He shows me a package of Abreva.

"This is what I was looking for. By the way, it's on aisle eight over here."

I'm quiet. Is this a prank?

"And by the way," he adds, "That Aleve you told me about won't do nothing for fever blisters."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have actually asked patients before if I am getting punked and am being filmed for my reaction.