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This amazing story went viral in literally an instant, so the Typical Student team just can't help but share it. If you don't know languages, you might get in trouble and experience a vast range of misunderstandings, especially if that happens at a place like hospital.
The Trouble Of Miscommunication
This story happened to an international student who had been hospitalized in China and found himself under the care of a nurse who didn't speak English. Being a diligent medical professional, show understood the need of getting medical information across to her patient. So, she decided to make use of her creativity and wrote a detailed note that contained some pretty scary graphics.
One of the Reddit users that goes by the WaspDog username, uploaded the note and internet went crazy. There's nothing wrong with the note if you know the context of the story: tomorrow, the patient has surgery, so tonight they can't have food or water after 10 PM. Still, the pictograms and words in the note looked more like a cypher, so that didn't prevent people from interpreting all of that the way people wanted to. Just take a look at the users' comments and you'll understand.
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