Hollywood, M.D.

| Vancouver Island, BC, Canada | Right | July 1, 2010

(A customer comes to the counter with a bleeding hand.)

Customer: “Have you got a first aid kit back there? I caught my hand and it’s bleeding.”

Me: “Of course. I’ll go get it.”

(I come back with the kit and take out some antibiotic ointment and some bandages.)

Customer: “Oh, I shouldn’t need the bandages.”

Me: “Are you sure? It’s bleeding quite a lot.”

Customer: “Well, that ointment will just fix it, won’t it?”

Me: “Pardon?”

Customer: “That stuff you’ve got in your hand, that’ll just heal it up right?”

Me: “This helps it heal faster and prevents it from getting infected, but it doesn’t heal it immediately.”

Customer: “Don’t you have the stuff that just fixes it right away?”

Me: “I don’t believe they have anything that does that, ma’am.”

Customer: “They do, I saw it before!”

Me: “Where did you see it?”

Customer: “I saw it on some movie. I don’t want that stuff there. I want the stuff I saw in the movie. Just get that stuff and fix this already, will you?”

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  • Siirenias

    Honestly, I’ve always been really curious what movie this might have been.

  • Abigail Hermione Irwin

    “Well, you go to the place where the movie said this stuff existed, and I’m sure they’ll fix you right up. As for us mortals, this is all I can offer you. Take it or leave it.”

  • OIby48

    The thing is, we laugh about this, but I genuinely have met people who don’t realise that movies are not real whereas real life is. It makes for some interesting situations, I can tell you that!