Recently I was in the hospital for a small procedure, which required anesthesia. Upon my arrival, I was asked about any allergies I have, at which point I disclosed my intolerance to gluten. A large, red bracelet was secured prominently on my wrist, the word "GLUTEN" in bold, black writing. This indicates to the doctors and hospital staff that I should not be given "gluten" under any circumstances. Comfortably nestled in my pristine hospital bed, I feel the anesthesia quickly take hold.
Procedure: Over and successful! As I awake from my induced slumber, a nurse asks me if I'd like water. I accept. Then she asks, "Do you want a cookie?"