Mr. Phone: "Yeah, I see you for epilepsy, and I take Tegretol. Anyway, I'm in Outofstate City, and I left all my pills back in Grumpytown."
Dr. Grumpy: "Okay, how long has it been since your last dose?"
Mr. Phone: "Um... I've been here since last Sunday, so I guess it's been a week."
Dr. Grumpy: "A WEEK?!!! Have you had any seizures?"
Mr. Phone: "No."
Dr. Grumpy: "Okay, is there a pharmacy I can call some Tegretol into for you?"
Mr. Phone: "No, I don't know any here. I'm at the airport, at the gate, so I really can't leave, either."
Dr. Grumpy: "Where are you heading now?"
Mr. Phone: "I'm flying back to Grumpytown tonight. My flight leaves in about 40 minutes."
Dr. Grumpy: "Okay. Let me get this straight. You've been without Tegretol for a week. In Outofstate City. And you didn't call me until now, 3 hours before you get back to your home pill supply. And you did this knowing that there is really no way for me to easily call in a refill for you."
Mr. Phone: "Er, yeah, that's about it. There was a magazine lying here, and to kill time I began reading it, and there was an article about how important it was to take your medications as prescribed."