IF YOU WANT TO BE A VEGAN, FINE But please just STFU!
(My longest title ever)
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Why do these people feel the need to convince the world to eat as they do? This particular lady jumped right into the vegan spiel with no prodding whatsoever.
“Tell me Ann Marie, what new projects are you planning?”
“Well Bob I have several projects in the future but of course they must fit around my vegan diet.” (WHAT?)
“Oh so you are a vegan are you?”
“Yes Bob, if it has a face I will not eat it. Everyone should go vegan, it is healthy and there are plenty of vegan dishes that are delicious. Here, I just happen to have a tofu vegan fake meat chop in my bag. Try one.”
“Yumm, that’s really not that bad.”
(Really not THAT bad means it sucks!)
“You know Bob, not only is vegan healthy, but if everyone ate vegan, as they should, we would reduce the worlds cattle, hog, and chicken herds which produce the methane which causes global warming er I mean climate change, also meat increases testosterone in our food which causes aggression. Eating meat is the cause of global climate change and terrorism and wars. Believe me Bob, if you saw a video of how those animals that people eat are slaughtered you would never have another burger. We should all go vegan and save the planet before it is too late!”
“Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap”
Go, be a vegan, it’s all good, but leave my meat alone, and stop putting a guilt trip on everyone who does not follow you superior, enlightened, humanitarian diet, which by the way is 98% of the planet.
If you think slaughtering animals is ugly, consider the alternative. In the wild, Buffalo for instance, do not die of old age. They are hunted by predators and the slower, older, injured or sick are brought down by a cougar, a bear, or a pack of wolves and are ripped apart and eaten while they slowly bleed to death. It is the ultimate fate of virtually all prey animals.
Humans are omnivorous. We are designed to eat vegetables, fruit, nuts and meat. I am sure a case can be made that many people eat more meat than is needed for their optimal health, but some meat, red or white, and some seafood in your diet is nourishment that our bodies are designed to process and are part of a good healthy lifestyle.
The vegans I have known are too thin. If they get stuck in a snowstorm they will not survive. The vegans I have known pass gas which empties a room. That methane cannot be healthy, and surely leads to climate change. It sure as hell changes the climate of any room the vegan occupies.
Listen people, don’t eat meat or fish. Don’t eat sugar. Stay away from glutens (whatever the frig a gluten is.) Don’t eat fat, count your carbs, buy organic, and eat fiber, fiber, fiber. Breast feed until you are twelve, chew one hundred times before you swallow, lay off the salt, drink green tea, whatever makes you happy, but please don’t preach. Do not go door to door and push your one true diet for longer life. Stay off the air waves with your food preaching.
Eat what you want, just leave me alone and STFU!
The preceding opinion was not necessarily that of management (Mrs. Cranky.)