...from the Marquis de Sade. Because they like to engage in little bits of torture for those on a clear liquid diet. (The principle gut doctor working on me gave permission for more than ice chips yesterday afternoon. Do you know how good bottled water can taste? Mama!)
Now, you might think there's almost no way to screw up a clear liquid diet, right? Hah.
Last night, they asked what I'd like for ersatz dinner...among other things, I asked for hot tea with sweetener ('cuz I'm not drinking coffee without cream). They brought me a tea bag, sweetener, and a cup of steaming, hot coffee. This would not combine well.
This morning, for breakfast, they brought the sweetener, and skipped the tea bag and water. What did they think I wanted the bloody sweetener for? The chicken broth?
This afternoon, for lunch, they brought actual water in a cup which, while it tasted of coffee, was clearly for the tea bag. Yay! They got it all right!
Nope. The broth was just a bowl of hot water.
I wonder if one of the folks down there is a former student who did not do well in one of my classes?