Last week I was away at a conference. I wanted to try out a fancy new restaurant, to eat things I can't normally eat at home.
It's my cousin's birthday, and he wants Chinese.
My doctor wants me to manage this with diet. So I can't just pick any restaurant and try new foods. I have to feel like a selfish idiot for not being able to go where other people want, because I know there's nothing I can safely eat on the menu.
So what do you do? Do you force everyone to go where you can eat "safe" food? Do you just stay home?
I know my doctor doesn't understand the social cost of "managing by diet".