This is the same bunch that laughed at, or otherwise ridiculed poor Margaret Hammond when she warned us all several years ago that we could expect monster signs all over the walls of the Caruso palace. Mae West was right: “Hello, suckers!”
Hospital food passes reader’s taste test
To the point, a friend of mine, Sebo, an abstract artist/sculptor, volunteers at Glendale Memorial Hospital. Last Thursday, he asked me to read the recent article in Life & Leisure where the writer had visited the cafeterias of the four local hospitals and gave her opinion (“Taking a tour of hospital cafeterias,” Oct. 24).
I must confess that the tone of the review as it related to Glendale Memorial Hospital’s cafeteria was so offensive that I became suspicious that here was someone with an ax to grind. My reaction was to get in my car, drive to the hospital for lunch and to see and taste for myself.
I did recognize the “food display,” the “salad bar,” and the “sandwich area” that the writer described, however, I did not have the negative reaction to any of those food stations.
Actually, as I stepped into the foyer, the aroma was inviting. I chose a bowl of chicken soup. It was hot, appropriately seasoned and filled with tender chicken pieces and at a reasonable price.
I found the dining room to be more that three-quarters filled with hospital staff, as well as visitors. And this was at 1:45 p.m. The feeling I got was that this safe space provided comfort and relaxation for a brief period of time for those who were there.
In all fairness, I went on to Glendale Adventist Medical Center to compare and basically, I found them to be the same. Granted, their service area is larger because their facility is larger.