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The trails of being vegan.

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Charlotte Rae Charlotte Rae VIC Posts: 44
1 8 Jun 2009
I came across the 'Steven the vegan' video again the other day- it's quite amusing might I add.
It got me thinking, what are a few of your trails of being vegan.
I've got a few written down here, see if you can expand the list.

1. The ever popular question ,"Well what DO you eat?"
2. The lunch you bring to school/work becomes the topic of conversation...EVERY DAY!
3. Always having to answer "Why don't you eat meat?" In spite of all the reasons I could cite, the truth is that I just don't want to, and I shouldn't have to justify it every day of my life.
4.The fact I spend twice as much time defending my diet than I do eating it.
5.You are expected to be an authority on all types of health concerns and special diet restrictions.
6.Others feel driven to point it out every time they eat animal products in front of you.
7.People introduce you as a vegan sometimes before your name is even mentioned.
8.You feel like you should have a memorized index of recipes, environmental statistics and health facts to draw on in every conversation.
9.People just don't understand that caring for animals doesn't mean you think they're more important than humans, just that they are AS important.
10.When people say, "People who eat only plant foods die!" Gee! At that rate I should have been dead months ago instead of alive and healthy as I am today!
11. The inhabitants of this world will never be equipped to accept people with unpopular lifestyles.
12. When you tell people jelly is an animal product and they say, Oh no its not.
13.People expect you to be humorless, strident, and out to convert them.
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_Matt _Matt VIC Posts: 1567
2 8 Jun 2009
Anyone ever been watching a movie with friends and the word "vegan" comes up and so everyone looks at you. I find that pretty funny. Always makes a funny movie that much funnier.

But yeh, people also don't expect you to be able to make fun of yourself and the vegan diet. I find that once I make fun of me being vegan, or the vegan diet, people are much more likely to ask questions and really consider it.

I said it before, but I'll say it again.. try this when people expect you to be overly defensive of your diet:

Vegan (or vegetarian): Native American word meaning "poor hunter."

Always works for me.  wink
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Lea Lea WA Posts: 82
3 8 Jun 2009
Nice!
I get that response too. I'm not vegan but vegetarian but its still funny to hear people ask what i eat. Stupid question in my opinion.
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Lea Lea WA Posts: 82
4 8 Jun 2009
Btw i just posted this on me and my mates blog coz i liked it so much  clap I called it post of the week. A new thing i might start. ----->http://green-is-black.blogspot.com/   banana
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Kirrilly Kirrilly VIC Posts: 2092
5 9 Jun 2009
When people say "But it's only got a little bit of milk in it!"

When someone tells someone else I'm vegan while they are eating meat and they look all ashamed and embarassed. I DONT CARE IF YOU EAT MEAT OR NOT, I CARE WHAT *I* EAT.
gosh..
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Jessica Jessica VIC Posts: 121
6 9 Jun 2009
i'm not a vegan, just a vegetarian but a few things that annoy me:

1- when your having dinner somewhere else (lkike at a friends place) and its usually such a big deal to the parents.
2- when people come and try to disprove your beliefs.
3- when some people find out they start yelling out "i love meat"
4- once people know your labelled "the vegetarian/vegan"

although most of those are pretty easy to ignore and can be joked with a lot. a lot other things i always find funny like how shocked people can get when someone tells them.
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Rainbow Fox Rainbow Fox QLD Posts: 91
7 9 Jun 2009
I am okay with most people and there crappy habits around vegans (constant questions etc)... But my major HATE is when I cook and awesome meal, or awesome cookies and someone won't even try them because I say they are vegan.

I only care if I cooked it, becuase my food is the shiz... and they are just being mean sad
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ABC ABC NSW Posts: 69
8 10 Jun 2009
Matt.Y said:
Anyone ever been watching a movie with friends and the word "vegan" comes up and so everyone looks at you. I find that pretty funny. Always makes a funny movie that much funnier.
Haha, the vegan references in movies are always so negative and sterotypical, I get all excited and think "ooh vegan" and then they make us out to be loonies!
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april-san april-san QLD Posts: 368
9 10 Jun 2009
Rainbow Fox said:
I am okay with most people and there crappy habits around vegans (constant questions etc)... But my major HATE is when I cook and awesome meal, or awesome cookies and someone won't even try them because I say they are vegan.

I only care if I cooked it, becuase my food is the shiz... and they are just being mean sad
That's just stupid that people are like that.
There's so much stuff that *non-vegans* eat that just happens to be vegan, and they eat that, but if it's labelled "vegan" everyone backs away. Why should that make a difference?
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.ellehcoR .ellehcoR VIC Posts: 663
10 10 Jun 2009
Matt.Y said:
Anyone ever been watching a movie with friends and the word "vegan" comes up and so everyone looks at you.
Does anyone remember the movie 'John Tucker must die!' ? Theres a character in it played by Sophia Bush and whenever I watch it with people and it comes to the part where the narration goes "being a vegan teen activist... is kinda code word for easy", THATS when you get looked at.

Or in Twilight where Edward goes to Bella: "its like a human living on tofu. It fills you up but its not enough to keep you satisfied".
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