I'm sure you knows this, but: there are circumstances in which such is appropriate, especially if it is in the form of good-natured ribbing of meat-eaters who mock the mock meat, etc.
Should it be all right for them to say, "Man, this tofu dog tastes like crap!"?
Yes, this. I don't need to hear "I had the best vegan SALAD" ever again. I think it's appropriate when you are recommending something like "Casa De Luz" has excellent vegan options, etc or "Great vegan potstickers at ____" but that's about it. Oh, or sharing recipes, of course.
Vegan salad is suprisingly hard to come by in a restaurant. They always seem to add cheese or chicken.
yes! also annoying was the fact that my vegan friends always said things like "oh, you wouldn't like this, it's vegan," even if it was something as innocuous as a tofu scramble, as if being an omnivore meant i had to have a cheeseburger for every meal.
Only if people shut the hell up about bacon.
People who do the same thing with "gluten-free" annoy me far more than vegans. At least there are reasons for encouraging others to get interested in veganism. But some people into "gluten-free" seem to not realize that not everyone is allergic to gluten, and if you're not, then there's no reason not to eat tasty, tasty gluten.
You've forgotten that some people believe that gluten causes autism, anxiety, etc.
What kind of vegan food do you use? I have moral dilemmas about feeding my animals other animals but I want to do what is best for their health, obviously. I'd always heard that meat is best for dogs, but if there is a happy alternative I would love to use it!
2009-06-14 10:52 pm (UTC)
just the other day...
LOL...too true!!! Just the other day at work, I chatted to a cute guy I see but don't work directly with, and he found it important to announce that the cupcakes he made for someone coworker's birthday were vegan! To which I replied "But do they have sugar? Because I am diabetic!"
I shall have to remember to announce the next time I bring a roast beef sandwich for lunch too!
The final twist I found out about cute vegan boy, he has a series of elaborate tattoos up one arm, across his back and down the other arm of all the women in the throes of dying from Altred Hitchcock movies. Just struck me as odd for the vegan to be so attracted to gore filled death moments of people?
Does that mean vegans can be cannibals??? Just seems to be the logical conclusion in this case, I'm just asking!
2009-06-15 01:41 am (UTC)
Re: just the other day...
Once we've started on the subject of poor judgment tattoos, all bets are off.
Just thought I'd mention that I hate people who say things are "tasty and good," and the only real person I know who does that is the really annoying girl I work with who never fails to state the obvious or phrase things in the most annoying way possible.
P.S. to Vegans
Please stop insisting that I "come to Jesus," throw over my wicked ways, and embrace purity when you learn that I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian. I know that it bugs you that I dance so close to your idea of dietary perfection without fully embracing your ideals, but your attempts to convert me are aggravating in the extreme.
I would pay a lot of money to see a vegan (who's been vegan a while) eat an entire wheel of double gloucester cheese.
I had a friend who didn't eat meat for about 2 years.. and finally he succumbed to one of my famous blue cheese burgers, and his stomach wasn't right for a week. But at least he got the whole vegetarian thing out of his system.