1. Curious about veganism or vegetarianism? Why not ask us a question? (You don't have to sign up, or be vegan or vegetarian!)
    Dismiss Notice

Silly/Annoying/Funny Things Omnis Say

Discussion in 'The Vegetarian Forum' started by AeryFairy, Jun 9, 2012.

Image has been removed.
URL has been removed.
Email address has been removed.
Media has been removed.
  1. PTree15

    PTree15 Beach bum

    Location:
    Connecticut
    What distresses me most is that they don't have a problem with animals having to die for their tastebuds -- as long as their deaths are quick and without suffering. But then again, I used to think the same thing, and I came around, so maybe more people will as well.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    Indeed! And they expect me to compliment them on their awesomeness that they only buy "organic" meat....
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. Amy SF

    Amy SF Dweller in nature

    I found myself in this situation once when I was working as a medical transcriber. A woman was hired to help me when I got overloaded with work. On her first day, when I mentioned to her that I was a vegetarian, she immediately started telling me how she only bought organic and "humane" meat for her family. I didn't know what to say, so I think I didn't say anything, other than "okay". I don't know why they tell us this. Do they not know what vegetarian (or vegan) actually means? Do they expect applause from us for only eating certain meat? SMH.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  4. PTree15

    PTree15 Beach bum

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I know! They say this knowing that I'm against killing animals for food. I have a friend who swears she can't be a vegetarian because carbs cause too many health problems. While there may be some truth to that, as our bodies react to foods differently, I suspect her choice of carbs (i.e. refined white ones) is the root of any potential health problems regarding potential diabetes. She's also obsessed with not having enough protein, even though there is mounting evidence that unless you're starving yourself, eating enough veggies and other proteins (besides those evil beans ;) ) will be plenty.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. Calliegirl

    Calliegirl Deity

    I noticed that as well. Suddenly everyone only eats a tiny bit of meat when they hear you're veg*n. And then those same people go into excruciating detail describing the roast or chicken they made the previous night. :rolleyes:
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  6. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    OMG, yes. My coworker does this. And she doesn't even try to say she eats less or buys humane meat. She eats veal! That's usually the one thing most omnis will draw the line at. :(
     
  7. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    My collègues all eat vénal. I stand hearing them talk about their recipes. Read veal ´ i m using a tablet that uses à FRench sp corrector.
     
  8. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    To be honest, I do not see how veal or foie gras are much worse than most other meat.
    Which is why I personally find meat-eaters objecting to that to be a bit hypocritical...
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  9. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    I think it's the whole "baby/calf" thing and being confined to a crate. Obviously they are being selective as they wouldn't be consuming dairy if they were so concerned about calves.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  10. Mikkel

    Mikkel Addicted Poster

    Location:
    Norway
    I'm in a FB group with people who had strokes. And I'm just amazed what they post about their food sometimes. It's all the known triggers for strokes, and NO ONE have done ANY changes in their life. I'm the only vegan there, and the person who have done the most have thought about eating more veggies and loose some weigt....
     
  11. Squiggy

    Squiggy Crazy

    Location:
    In the woods
    It's funny how as soon as you tell an omni you're vegetarian, they turn into a nutritionist. Because, yeah, all you had to say was a few words and now they're a professional when it comes to nutrition- they've learned this stuff in college and have a degree to prove it. NOPE. You can keep your "Oh meh GAAAAWD, you're not gettin' enough protein!" to yourself. Thank ya very much. :rolleyes:

    -rant over-
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. Moll Flanders

    Moll Flanders Deity

    Location:
    UK
    Two things today - I was just watching Buffy TVS and she is in Principal Snyder's office and a voice comes over the intercom that a pupil has chained himself to the snack machine.

    Intercom: [interrupts] Mr. Snyder, Billy Crandle chained himself to the snack machine, again.
    Principal Snyder: Pathetic little no-life vegan.

    It made me laugh.:rofl:

    There is a discussion on a forum I'm on and the topic is:

    Pro-life vegetarians
    A thought I've had...

    Do pro-life vegetarians eat free-range eggs?

    What do you think?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    Makes perfect sense....

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  14. Moll Flanders

    Moll Flanders Deity

    Location:
    UK
    I'm not sure if I have said this before but I was thinking that I've been on the British forum I mentioned in my last post since 2006, which is the same time that I've been vegan. One positive thing I have noticed is a lot more people saying that they are vegan than when I first joined up. I also notice quite a few people saying "My daughter is vegan", especially over the past few years.:up:
     
    • Like Like x 3
  15. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    We're EVERYWHERE :p
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. Calliegirl

    Calliegirl Deity

    A supposed vegan in local vegan FB group posted some weird article from the meat industry about depriving the government of money by not eating meat or dairy. She used some twisted logic to explain how.
    I told her the same thing could be said about people who drive safe and don't commit crimes. They're depriving the government of revenue by loss of fines and penalties. :p
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown http://community.localmasters.com/

    Location:
    California
    "You don’t eat meat? So what do you eat? Are you starving all of the time?"
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  18. Danielle

    Danielle forever seeking fire

    Location:
    Illinois
    what do you eat without meat? food :p I'm sure most meat eaters accidentally have a meat free day. :shrug:
     
  19. Danielle

    Danielle forever seeking fire

    Location:
    Illinois
    Someone brought over cod fish to give us and said it was vegan because fish don't breathe air lol
    It smelled awful. Vegan fish is more appetizing
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    :rofl:

    That's a new one.
     
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice