The mistake

Script

The mistake

Dialogue list

- Mr Stergiou Iím afraid thereís been a mistakeÖ
- What mistake? Huh?
- You said Iím fine. The seat belt and the air bag saved my life.
- Yes of course, this isnít it. You are fineÖ
- What then?
- Because of a synonimity you had with some other patient,
thereís been a mistake from the last doctor that treated you, or from the nurse, Iím not really sureÖ but on your paper report there were some tests noted which were irrelevant with the accident you hadÖ
- And now what? Iím going to pay for them when I donít need them?
- No way. It was your mistake. I wonít pay anything.
- Thereís nothing to do with money Mr Stergiou. Itís a health issue.
- What kind of tests were they?
- They were tests for AIDS. The results showed that you are HIV positive. Iím very sorry.
- So this means that I have it, right?
- Yes, thatís what this means. You are HIV positive.
- How long do I have? Will I make it for a year?
- Of course not what are you talking about?
- Itís very difficult for someone to die from AIDS. With the proper pharmaceutical prescription your life wonít be in any danger.
- So it is a money issue.
- I donít think you realize the seriousness of your condition Mr Stergiou.
- Are you certain that with this medicationÖ everything is going to be fine?
- Absolutely. Medical science has progressed a lot the recent years. If you follow doctorsí advice, I can assure you that your life wonít be in any kind of danger
- Very nice. Iíll do whatever you tell me to do.
- Mr Stergiou we need to know where you first had contact with the virus. Iím going to ask you some personal questions. Itís strictly for medical reasons. Believe me! Did you have many sexual partners recently?
- Doctor, please. Please! Iím a married man.
- Do you and your wife take the proper precautions?
- Iím married for 15 years.
- Is that a yes or no?
- ThatÖ is a no.
- Mr Stergiou, I think you should inform your wife as soon as possible.
- Do you think she passed it to me?
Come on Sophia, answer the phone!
Hey baby, itís Antonis. Give me a call when you listen to this messageÖ Donít worry itís not about the accidentÖ Or you should probably worry a little bitÖ Anyway give me a call as soon as possible.
- Antonis what are you doing there?
- I was talking with Kostas and I asked him if he opened the store now that Iím missing.
- I didnít ask whom are you talking to. I was talking about smoking.
- Itís not allowed in your condition. They will notice you.
How are you?
- Fine.
- You look better. Let me see you. Good. The wounds are healing.
- Yes. The doctors said there wouldnít be any scars.
- GoodÖ Whatís wrong? You look troubled. Is it about the car?
- What happened with the car?
- Nothing yet. Itís just that the damages expenses will probably go up to two thousand.
- Those dirty thieves. Thieves! Insurance will cover it anyway.
- Whatís going on? You look troubled. Did the doctors say anything?
- They said somethingÖ
- What did they say?
- Itís really strange VassoÖ
- The strange thing is that although your running speed was 120 klm when you crashed on the wallÖ you have just some scratches. That is the strange thing. Is there something else?
- Mr StergiouÖ
- Whatís going on doctor?
- Didnít you talk with your husband yet?
- No and I want to know!
- VassoÖ
- Iím HIV positive.
- What?
- Iím HIV positive!
- Iím sorry, I shouldnít do that, huh? You have AIDS Antonis? Wait a minute. Does this mean that I have it too? I need a glass of water! How long do we have? Will we make it for a year?
- No, no donít worry, with the proper pharmaceutical prescription your life wonít be at any risk. Take that of please! This isnít a hanger and if you please donít smoke. Itís not allowed in here.
- Drop it doc. Do you know what the point is, Antonis? When we got married, we didnít have AIDS. When I took the test a few years ago, I still didnít have anything. So it means that we caught it somehow. And this means that you fuck around Antonis!
- I see! And how do I know that you are not fucking around? Huh? Why you should take the test unless you thought that something is wrong?
- Are you serious? Youíre blaming me? I have nothing to hide. It was a scheduled typical test.
- Relax madam, please! The virus is spreading in several ways.
Does any of you use drugs or have intravenous injections?
Huh?
- Are you trying to drive me crazy? Huh? Did you think that I wouldnít understand that youíre cheating on me?
- I was right so far, didnít I? You didnít have a clue.
- Are you crazy?
- Calm down please! There are far more serious issues than who cheated on who. First of allÖ do you have kids?
- What are you implying doctor? That we also do it with our children?
- Of course not! Thereís a slight possibility that they could be in touch with the virus in a way. This whole thing could affect your work as well.
- I have a gas station doc. I donít fuck the drivers!
- Why donít you mind your own business doc? Leave us alone.
Itís a family matter, donít you see?
- In fact, this is your fault! If you hadnít done that bullshit with the tests, nothing would have happened. Give me a break or Iíll fuck you all!