First of all--who actually WANTS to consume anything at a doctor's office, let alone a pediatrician's office? Isn't that just gross? When we go, we try not to let the children touch anything, let alone eat anything.
Then there's the whole Deadly Food Allergy thing. You know, a minor detail.
Each time this happened, we mentioned it to the nurse we saw, but forgot to mention it to the doctor.
So I wrote a letter to our favorite doctor asking them to enforce their "No Food And Drink" policy, which is, in my opinion, already clearly posted in all of the waiting areas. Evidently, some folks can't read.
Today I received a handwritten note from the doctor explaining that they had also noticed this trend and that they had already been working on new signage for the waiting rooms. She included a copy of the new sign, which reads:
"DANGER! Your children's snacks could be life threatening to our many patients with food allergies. . . . Please...No food in the waiting room!"
AND the doc included stickers for both of my kids--Batman for Ryan and Winnie the Pooh for Morgan--which indicates that someone obviously figured out which kids lived in this house, their ages, genders and therefore possible sticker interests.
How cool is that?