Yesterday at work I came back from my break to find an official looking document that read:
Food Allergies/Intolerances hedgehogs, imitation crab. Reactions : hives at itching to both.
No colon between "intolerances" and "hedgehogs" made me think that maybe hedgehogs was a dietary term, somebody "dodging" or "hedging" an allergy. Like the patient from the psych unit who is "allergic to everything related to a cow." It was too bizarre to take a face value.
But it's not.
And at 7 in the morning, unable to sleep, I'm still wondering: in what capacity did this person think that hedgehogs were involved with the food? As an ingredient? A chef? Or perhaps we use a pack of them to pull the carts and deliver trays to the patients' rooms? And also, when did this person discover that a hedgehog gave them hives if they ate it?