While John was dealing with dinner on the home front and the Matron, driving and on the cell phone . . .
John: "I'm making Scarlett a carrot salad, yogurt and scrambled eggs for dinner before her show."
Matron: "Perfect! All that child has eaten in the past three days has been carbohydrates, so it's good to steer clear of simple carbs for once."
John: "Oh. Then I won't give her the carrot salad."
Matron: "What! Carrots are a vegetable. They might be high on the glycemic scale, but carrots are still a vegetable. She should absolutely have carrots."
John: "Oh. Then I won't give her the eggs."
Matron: "Eggs are a protein."
John: "Really? Are you sure?"
John: "Then out goes the yogurt, right?"
Matron: "Why? Yogurt is a dairy product."
John: "What should I not give her then?"
Matron: "I can't take this any longer. I have to hang up now."
And she did.