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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Give me their address

Breakfast arrived promptly at 7 AM... over an hour after the vampires had swooped in for their morning snack.  Somehow that struck me as unfair.

Then I surveyed my breakfast tray and the real unfairness set in:

  • Hard boiled egg (randomly cooked for between 30 and 40 minutes to ensure the yolk is good and 'dusty').
  • Weak coffee-like liquid that has me pining for instant/'Nes'.
  • Sliced cucumber (nicely aged to a shriveled, rubbery consistency)
  • Whole tomato which will be ripe in the next week or so (plus airline-type butter knife with which to puree slice it)
  • The only two offerings of Israel's famous dairy industry that are too bland/phlegm-like for me to consider eating.
  • Two slices of bread that would actually be tempting had they given me something palatable to spread on them (e.g. butter, etc.)

I know, that's more nutritious calories on one tray than many Africans see in a typical day.  Fine.  Send me an address and I'll spring for the postage, mmmkay?

P.S.  Zahava has promised to bake muffins and bring them for the nurses today (sort of a bribe to treat me well), but I'm thinking the nurses may never get to see those muffins.

Posted by David Bogner on November 25, 2008 | Permalink


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Just so you know - until recently Hadassah did provide butter and/or margarine (usually more of the latter) with breakfast. With the recent downturn of the global economy each ward was asked to think of a place the hospital could cut back and save money. Food services contribution was to cut the butter and margarine. It was supposed to be replaced with packets of mayonnaise (how this is a swap of any kind, I don't know) but then they didn't get enough complaints of no butter/marg - so they just kept it. I'll be in at 3...what do you want to eat?

Posted by: Noa | Nov 25, 2008 11:15:24 AM

You know, I've heard that hospitals aren't known for their cuisine.
Which reminds me, I'm coming up on a hospitalization soon. I should probably make some contingency plans for what to eat then...

Posted by: triLcat | Nov 25, 2008 11:22:59 AM

Unfortunately, that would only feed 2 starving mouths. A protected and refrigerated ship-load of such a breakfast would suffice. Still interested? :-)

Posted by: Rami | Nov 25, 2008 12:28:06 PM

o my goodness.. i am just catching up!
get well.
(and stop that :)

Posted by: weese | Nov 25, 2008 4:18:20 PM

I eat hospital food every day. I grows on you, literally.

Posted by: QuietusLeo | Nov 25, 2008 7:56:14 PM

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