A friend of the family is the hospital, having just had surgery on her colon for cancer. As you can imagine, she has no appetite at all and wasn’t able to eat the food provided. Some dietitian was assigned to her by the hospital, and arrived in her room.
Dietitian: WHAT DO YOU WANT? TO EAT!?
Patient: I don’t know. I don’t have any appetite.
Dietitian: YOU MUST KNOW WHAT YOU WANT? TO EAT?
Patient: No, I really don’t.
Result: the dietitian did not give her any dietary prescription or advice, and reported her on the chart as demented and feeble-minded.
Fortunately for all concerned, her doctor disagreed with this assessment. Hospital dietitians are a breed apart, folks.