Scene: Conversation about what to do in a medical emergency at home when there’s nobody to ask…
Female customer (50): Last year we was sitting in front of the telly when my husband got a coughing fit. Suddenly it all goes quiet – at first I thought oh good now I can hear what they’re saying again, but then I glances at him and see his head slumped on his chest…and…
Another female customer (35): (interrupting) Oh my God! What had happened to him?? Was he OK??
Customer (50): Oh yes, he couldn’t breathe so he had just fainted.
Stylist (42): (switching off the hairdryer so everybody could hear properly) So what did you do?
Customer (50): I didn’t know what to do, so I went to the kitchen and got him a glass of water.
Customer (35): And did it help?
Customer (50): No, he was unconscious. But he came round after a bit.
Silence in the salon. The stylist hurriedly starts up the hairdryer again.