We’re out there in the world. We’re mixing. And mingling!
We shop for food, go to work, ride the train, take a cab. Sometimes, we even go out to dinner. Or to lunch with a coworker. And there’s gluten, like, everywhere. So there are risks everywhere. Here are the ones we just can’t avoid:
1. The stuff left over from other shoppers on the supermarket checkout conveyer belt thingie. Round and round it goes.
2. Restaurant utensils. Unless you can actually see something on that fork. Then it goes back.
3. Door handles.
4. Someone else’s little kid’s sticky gluten fingers. And he’s coming right at me.
5. Curious shoppers with sticky gluten fingers who fondle gluten-free foods on the shelf.
6. Crumbs on the floor that we end up walking on and get stuck in our shoes and oh my goodness I really would rather not think about maybe tracking it inside my house. Or my nemesis: Play-Doh.
7. Greetings with cheek-to-gluten-eating-cheek kisses.
8. Library books (maybe it’s just me with this one, but don’t people eat and read and what are those random stains on page 237 except don’t tell me I don’t want to know okay tell me no wait don’t).
9. Coffee house coffee from servers (baristas!) who just handed the guy before us a bagel. Did he really need that bagel? Shouldn’t he be eating a real breakfast at home in his own gluten-eating house?
10. Leaving the house.
What are you willing to risk?
P.S. For when you want to play it safe and eat at home, pick up a copy of My Cookbook! It has all your favorite comfort foods, made safely gluten-free.