Most common thing you hear....

Curves Curves
when you tell people you're vegetarian/vegan?
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But how do you get your protein?
31
BUT WHY?? MEAT IS SO GOOD!
42
What do you eat?
25
Oh that's cool!
9
Oh yeah, I tried that once.. It didn't work.
18
Good for you! I could never do that though.
27
Total votes: 152 (80 voters)
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04/04/2011
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bunny love bunny love
People usually ask me how I get protein and other nutrients. They seem to think it's near impossible to be a vegetarian. *sigh*
04/04/2011
Cream in the Cupcake Cream in the Cupcake
I was just talking about how its so frusterating telling people your vegetarian. Ive been one for about 5 years or so and I mostly keep it a secret. Coworkers and friends know, and its always awkward when they tell someone else that I cant eat something because Im a vegetarian if im out with them. I try to keep it on the DL because Im sick of explaining.
04/04/2011
cobiffle cobiffle
I know the first thing that comes to my mind when a person says they are vegan is that Steak is so good.
04/04/2011
Yoda Yoda
I'm usually the one pretending to be impressed, but secretly feeling pity.
04/04/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I tried it but my parents wouldn't lay off so I finally gave in and got back on the meat wagon.
04/04/2011
Crash Crash
I met a vegetarian who didn't like the taste of meat and I had trouble believing it.
04/04/2011
Curves Curves
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Originally posted by bunny love
People usually ask me how I get protein and other nutrients. They seem to think it's near impossible to be a vegetarian. *sigh*
i agree.
04/12/2011
Dusk Dusk
I'm usually the one saying these things to vegans/vegetarians -_-;; I'm such a picky eater, I just couldn't do without meat.
04/13/2011
Curves Curves
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Originally posted by Dusk
I'm usually the one saying these things to vegans/vegetarians -_-;; I'm such a picky eater, I just couldn't do without meat.
well honestly, you should stop. just because you can't do without meat obviously doesn't mean they can't. i'm not trying to be rude, it's just that by saying these things to other people, YOU'RE being rude.
04/14/2011
charcat charcat
It's kind of amazing. They always say the same few things. It's like there's some automatic manual of things to say to vegans that comes with people's brains or something...
04/29/2011
Lolla Munz Lolla Munz
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Originally posted by charcat
It's kind of amazing. They always say the same few things. It's like there's some automatic manual of things to say to vegans that comes with people's brains or something...
Yes! LOL!
05/11/2011
Dusk Dusk
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Originally posted by Curves
well honestly, you should stop. just because you can't do without meat obviously doesn't mean they can't. i'm not trying to be rude, it's just that by saying these things to other people, YOU'RE being rude.
I only say things to my close friends, and they don't find it rude at all. We usually get some pretty good discussions out of it. I don't think telling them that I'm impressed with their restraint and I could never be vegetarian is rude. Plus I do honestly wonder what kinds of foods they supplement their diet with to get the protein they need.

It would be nice if you didn't jump to conclusions.
05/11/2011
Vegan Silk Vegan Silk
Quote:
Originally posted by Curves
when you tell people you're vegetarian/vegan?
everyone seems obsessed with cheese and bacon.

They tell me they can't be vegan because of those things, but they don't give up anything else either.
05/21/2011
iveversxe iveversxe
I usually get pre-judged for being a pushy animal rights activist, when I really couldn't care less about the animals.
06/20/2011
v23 v23
What do you eat? As if meat is the only thing they ever consume. Its humorous really.
06/24/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
I checked, "Oh that's cool." Really though, what I most often hear (if anything) is "Why are you vegetarian?" or perhaps.. "Oh, sorry!" (if at a very meaty dinner party for instance).
06/24/2011
Noira Celestia Noira Celestia
The only time I get the "but meat is so good comment" is from teenage boys, usually not from mature adults. I do get the "Good for you! I could never do that though." a lot, and since I have a child that is also vegetarian I'm also asked where she gets her protein... Like she can't get it the same places I am?
06/25/2011
Nipplopulous Nipplopulous
Quote:
Originally posted by Curves
when you tell people you're vegetarian/vegan?
I also get "But, you eat meat in bed!" kinds of jokes all the time. I'm not a fan of this! Leave my diet outta the bedroom. My best response is, "Well, I'm actually a full-time canibal and only eat stuff from humans." Of course, I don't really eat human anything (maybe some sex juices but you know what I mean )
06/28/2011
Megan Ward Megan Ward
Quote:
Originally posted by Nipplopulous
I also get "But, you eat meat in bed!" kinds of jokes all the time. I'm not a fan of this! Leave my diet outta the bedroom. My best response is, "Well, I'm actually a full-time canibal and only eat stuff from humans." ... More
hehe i like that
08/16/2011
mistre$$ mistre$$
"I could never do that!!!"
11/25/2011
oldman oldman
Have you ever heard this one, about soups and things like spaghetti sauce and chili: "You can eat this--there's only a little meat in it". Or if its a broth with meatballs,"Oh, you can just pick out the meatballs" HELLO: what about the beef juices in the broth--where do they think that goes?
11/27/2011
oldman oldman
It is also usually a version of , "Well, do you eat eggs, dairy and fish?"
11/27/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I don't mind vegetarianism. I've never met a vegan who I felt actually knew a lot about nutrition and food or had reasons for their veganism that made any sense to me. Many of them were also wildly self righteous about it, as though everyone who isn't must be stupid and a generally horrible unethical person. I'm all for people doing whatever, and I honestly try to limit meat consumption a fair amount, but ignorance and stupidity goes both ways and whether it's a dirty animal killing carnivore or a quinoa loving vegan, it's always ridiculous, embarrassing, and annoying.

What I REALLY love, though, are the so-called vegans who wear things like, say birkenstocks. I have to work really hard not to say something like "You realize that's a dead cow on your foot, right?" when they scoff at my affinity for cheese.
11/27/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
Quote:
Originally posted by oldman
It is also usually a version of , "Well, do you eat eggs, dairy and fish?"
I personally think that's understandable and honestly, I find it ridiculous when vegetarian and vegan people get all huffy about it.

You clearly don't realize how many "vegetarians" ; actually just don't eat beef. Or beef and pork. Or not beef or pork or poultry but okay fish. Or just okay dairy products.

And then there are the vegans. Who are, by and large, not really the same thing. If what you are is someone who doesn't consume any type of animal byproduct, you are a vegan.

I once saw a cooking show with Zooey Deschanel as the guest judge and the chefs were preparing a vegetarian meal for her, as she was a self proclaimed vegetarian. These are professional chefs, mind you. They get to the dinner table and oh, what's this? She pooh-pooh's half their dishes because what she REALLY is, is a vegan and god forbid, some of them dared to use cream.

Now really, MOST people would be perfectly willing to accomodate special dietary needs if it were approached in an open, respectful, clear way. Not in a condescending "you should know better" sort of way. I mean honestly. If a chef shouldn't use cream in your meal, tell them that. Don't just assume they know.

Perhaps it would work better if you compared it to the many sex related subjects we discuss here every god damn day. Labels mean different things to different people. Whatever works, but when someone asks questions about what your label means to you, don't be a jackass. They can't read your mind. Don't close your mind off about the importance of mutual understanding and communication just because you don't get to be all sex positive with it.
11/27/2011
mistre$$ mistre$$
Quote:
Originally posted by oldman
It is also usually a version of , "Well, do you eat eggs, dairy and fish?"
Ahh, yes. I get that, but often it is from other vegetarian who are curious if i am a lacto-ovo-vegetarian.
11/27/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
The one I got from my aunt was "but god put animals on this earth for you to eat so that is a sin"... WTF? lol
11/27/2011
Gingy Gingy
I was a vegan for 15 years and most people just said "huh ok" I don't think they cared either way...I couldn't keep it serious health problems, i find it more insulting when veg try to tell me how I must have been doing something wrong or how easy it really is to be veg when they don't know the whole story or how hard I did try.
12/01/2011
mistre$$ mistre$$
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
The one I got from my aunt was "but god put animals on this earth for you to eat so that is a sin"... WTF? lol
Ha! Oh?

"I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” (Genesis 1:29-30)"
And there are plenty more like this in the bible.
12/01/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
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Originally posted by mistre$$
Ha! Oh?

"I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures ... More
But, Jesus ate fish (and probably other animal products..)
02/10/2012
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