If you were allergic to dogs, you would avoid dog places. You wouldn’t have one in your house. You’d never visit the dog park. You’d skip pet stores and cross the street when you saw one coming. It seems like peanuts, being small-time snacks and mediocre lunch material, would be simpler. But they’re not. Especially when it comes to those tiny bags on planes.
This week The New York Times tackled something more relevant than last week’s rant about nannies who don’t cook fancy enough meals and the $2500 solution (ahem). No, this question is straightforward, and a reasonable solution actually seems obvious too: What should airlines do about children with peanut allergies?
None of my three children have food allergies but as we all know by now, some kids are so allergic to peanuts that even traces of the stuff can trigger anaphylactic shock requiring immediate emergency medical care, which is hard to come by at 30,000 feet, as the Times points out.