CELIAC DISEASE: A LIST.

  1. "What's Celiac Disease?"
    An allergy to gluten
  2. "What's gluten?"
    Wheat, barley, malt, (sometimes oats)
  3. "Can you have milk?"
    ...someone really asked me this.
  4. "I bet you're just doing it to be trendy."
    No...I am allergic
  5. "Oh! You must have the Celiac!"
    Yes, yes I do have "the Celiac"
  6. "My third cousins uncles sisters brother in laws high school English teacher has Celiac disease."
    Please continue to list off every person who has ever said the words "gluten free"
  7. "Wow you can't have cake, or brownies, or donuts, or pretzels, or..."
    I KNOW WHAT I AM MISSING
  8. "Don't you wish you knew what a cookie tastes like?"
    I WAS NOT LIKE THIS MY WHOLE LIFE
  9. "Oh you must eat so healthy!"
    Not with these gluten free oreos...
  10. "Do you have to read the label for EVERYTHING?"
    Yes. Yes I do.
  11. "Oh that looks weird. It's cause you're gluten free."
    Please don't insult what food I have left
  12. "Why aren't you eating?"
    Because I am allergic to EVERYTHING IN THE ESTABLISHMENT
  13. "But you can eat it sometimes, right?"
    If you're allergic to peanuts can you pop open a can of Planters?
  14. "What happens if you eat it?"
    ...bathroom situations...
  15. "Oh I hope you don't mind if I eat this in front of you."
    It's okay, I was crying internally anyway
  16. "Going out to eat must be hard."
    Each meal is a roller-coaster of emotions: fear, happiness, the lurking thought that what they have given you is not gluten free because they switched your order with the next table
  17. "The guys in the kitchen put a bun on your burger...that's okay right?"
    NO IT IS NOT OKAY
  18. "Wow I could never do that."
    Yeah, you probably couldn't