There are many, but one of them is a teacher walking into your office waving an Epipen that she found in the hands of her kindergarten student who told her to "just give him the shot in the leg if he eats peanuts."
There are a few problems with this. One is that when I first saw "peanut allergy/epipen" on this student's emergency card, I called home to ask the parents to bring an Epipen to the school office. No response. I sent home an "allergy action plan" with Peanut Boy so that his parents would be reminded to fill out the medication form and bring in the medication. No response. I had the teacher talk to the parents when she saw them and remind them, which she did, twice. (And I just found out she's a former nurse - I trust her on this.) I mailed home another copy of the action plan along with more medication forms and a note asking them to please bring them in. No response. Finally they sent the Epipen with their five year old child to kindergarten class. No paperwork, and Peanut Boy is apparently running around in class telling the other kids to "just give a shot in the leg" if he has peanuts.
This brings me to the second problem. Clearly, the parents have done zero to make sure Peanut Boy understands the consequences of his allergy and his words practically suggest he can have peanuts as long as he has a dose of the Epipen (kind of like diabetics who think they can have as much sugar as they want and they'll just correct it with more insulin). It's enough to make the poor teacher and myself a little ill at the carelessness of this family.
I met Peanut Boy's dad outside when he picked his son up from school and returned the Epipen to him along with yet another pleading to please bring in the correct paperwork, as well as to do some educatin' to his child. We were speaking the same language, but I have a feeling he didn't hear a word I said.