Last night I got attacked by a vicious beast and had to go to the emergency room to get stitches on my face.
The nurse said that until the cut heals, I will need to treat it with zelyonka by night and medicinal alcohol by day.
I cabbed to the 24-hour pharmacy to stock up on the necessary supplies, only to discover that while the pharmacy had plenty of zelyonka, they were all out of alcohol.
Not the exactly the words anyone ever expects to hear in Russia.
I called the ER and got connected to the nurse who initially admitted me. I asked if there’s a proper substitute. Hydrogen peroxide, or chlorhexidine maybe?
“Just use vodka.”
I didn’t ask her to specify whether she meant internal or external application.