Mrs. Grumpy: "Hi, this is Nurse Grumpy, the school nurse at Douglas C. Kenney Elementary School, calling about your daughter, Karen."
Ms. Concern: "Yes?"
Mrs. Grumpy: "She took a bite of a friend's sandwich at lunch, and it had peanuts in it. Karen swelled up really badly, and had trouble breathing. I used one of our emergency EpiPens on her. She's much better now, and resting in my office."
Ms. Concern: "Okay. Do I need to send someone to get her?"
Mrs. Grumpy: "Yeah, but I went looking through her medical forms here. Did you know she's seriously allergic to peanuts?"
Ms. Concern: "Oh, yeah, she's been that way since she was five."
Mrs. Grumpy: "But on the allergy form you filled out just 2 weeks ago you wrote 'no allergies'!"
Ms. Concern: "That's because I don't have time for school paperwork."
Mrs. Grumpy: "Well, it really helps to have an accurate medical history, for when things like this happen."
Ms. Concern: "Her pediatrician knows, and I know. Why does it have to be your business, too?"
Mrs. Grumpy (sigh): "Do you have an EpiPen for her at home?"
Ms. Concern: "Of course. I keep two of them here."
Mrs. Grumpy: "Well can you please bring one to school? So we have it available in case this happens again?"
Ms. Concern: "They both expired years ago."