A man preferring to be known only as â€˜Traction Manâ€™ has been blogging about his lengthy stay as a patient in a British Hospital. Articulate and full of biting humor, his Notes from a hospital bed blog has generated quite a following.
It’s the interactive segment of the blog, â€˜Hospital Food Bingo,â€™ that has captured the most attention. It’s a board game (or “Bored Game”) featuring photos of his hospital meals, which his blog followers try to identify.
The gentleman, stuck in traction for 22 weeks with a bone infection, has nothing but praise for the hospital staff, but the food…
“There’s almost a general theme of wallpaper paste made with milkâ€”that’s what most of the food seems to taste like,â€™ he told The Sun. He recently posted a picture of a meal, which was vegetable moussaka. That one, he says, was a real stumper.
“The entree tends to be uniform beige,” he says. Most of the vegetables need to go in a spin dryer before you get to eat themâ€”they are that wet.â€™ Traction Man says the food is prepared by a private company, possibly â€˜prisoners in Wales.â€™
On a Customer Food Satisfactory Survey, he described the preparation of his dinners as â€˜haphazard and chaoticâ€™ and said he had special dietary needs â€˜only after eating your food.â€™ On September 1, his post offered this comment: â€˜the macaroni cheese could have doubled as wallpaper paste.â€™
Poor fellow. Well, someday he’ll be out and about and able to enjoy the British cuisine the world has come to know and love.
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