By saywhat - 26/11/2010 03:28 - United States
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YDI. Either you are a vegan, in which case you shouldn't eat meat, come hell or high water. (well, ok, if a gun is in your head and you have to eat meat, you could, because it's your life or the animals, and you should chose yours) Or you actually aren't a vegan, in which case you should embrace the eating of meat- 8/10 vegetarians agree that meat is tastier than soy, and if it wasn't murder they'd eat it. So go for it. But you can't be both, and the mom was right to call you a hypocrite.
At Trueblue and the rest: I can see her conundrum. She doesn't want to offend her boyfriend's mom, who has obviously put so much work into the meal, but she also doesn't want to eat meat. I honestly admire her for eating what she hates just to be polite. I agree that she should have mentioned it beforehand, but if she didn't, she did the most polite thing possible. Before the haters chime in, I'm a vegetarian, so it's not like I don't know about having a special diet.
Uh oh, now the Vegan Police are gonna come to take away your vegan powers!
You know.. It seems people tell vegetarians/vegans YDI for the most part on here.. In the FMLs in which vegetarian/vegan OPs stand up for their beliefs, people tell them they deserve it for not just eating the meal they were served to avoid being rude. Here OP does just that and people say she deserves it for not standing up for her beliefs. Where are the people who wanted OPs to so this when one actually does and vice versa?
one time a father his kid and there donkey went to the market,the father was on the donkey and the kid was walking,everybody said"that's a terrible father letting his young kid walk like this"the next day the kid was on the donkey and the father was walking,everybody said"that's a terrible kid letting his old father walk like this"the day after they were both on the donkey and everybody said"that's terrible of them to put so much weight on the poor donkey"the next day they went with the donkey but no one was on him,evreybody made fun of them saying "there stupid they could of sat on him" no matter what you do people won't be happy with it,
You shouldn't conform for a "significant other". Chances are, one day they will cease to be in your life.
You're whining because someone said something to you that was true. Do you honestly not see that YDI? If you were a "loyal" vegan, you wouldn't have eaten steak. It sounds to me like you wanted it but wanted to be able to blame someone else. Do you also eat eggs for breakfast because they happen to be there? Side of bacon with your veggie burger? If you're going to claim the title, live the life. That would've been mentioned to the bf's mum by any true vegetarian I know.
Perhaps OP wanted te eat it ande blame someone else. But it might also be that she attaches greater value to being polite and respectfull/ having a good relationship with her boyfriends mother. If being a vegan is more important and she caved to social pressure then that's weak.
#163 Are you saying that religious traditions are more important than your own morals? I'm an atheist and a vegetarian, but being a vegetarian is just as important to me as a religion would be if I believed in one. People can choose to be Jewish too, and in my opinion it's inconvenient to put faith in a higher power. But I still respect people's choices and I don't get "offended" when my friend is fasting for her religion, just like I wouldn't get offended if my friend couldn't hang out with me because she had an even going on at her church. BOTH are a matter of choice, so you can't criticize one belief and allow the other just because it's a religious belief. Vegetarianism IS the closest thing I have to a religion. It's more than just a diet for most people.
I don't know why you would fake not being vegan, if it's a long term bf that you have, his parents were bound to find out sooner or later.