**in dad’s hospital room, post-operation. a nutritionist talks to mom about dad**
Nutritionist: How did he eat before he got the surgery? Mom: Rice. Nutritionist: I mean, what was his diet like? Did he have a big appetite or a small one? And did he eat a wide variety of foods? Mom: …rice.
**I leave the room, unable to control my laughter. I walk back to hear this…**
Nutritionist: …so if you’re going to cook fish, don’t fry it and bake it instead. Mom: No, I don’t use bacon.