hahaha, reminds me one man in brazil: "vegan, waw....so you are also naturalist? you know nudist?".... "I said nah, I just wish to kill some pigs and eat them:D..."....then he try to play with my sense of humor, but finally he get I am not "in".
I reckon he was just trying to think of something critical to say and was suggesting that I was a "fussy" eater rather than a compassionate eater.
ya they really hate the compassionate stuff. :D
"You don't look like a vegan." Y'know, cos all vegans look the same.
so tell them to look around here:
"Do you shave under your arms?" I was perplexed at this one. Any suggestions welcome.
probably some allusion to hippydom.
possible answer: yes/no, but i don't get stoned or smoke up. how about you?
Other 'comments' have included juvenile farting noises followed by sniggering and guffawing, as though all I do is eat beans then chuff and pass wind all day. I mean, really guys? We're back in high school?
i thought this sort of thing was dispensed with after grade school.
since they are making the noises, you can tell the the story in the op here:
have fun here and beyond, helena!
Prad, thanks for the story about Tricia (Irreverence with Sass to go) - love it!
As for the "You don't look like a vegan / all vegans look the same" refrain, I showed the vegan body builder image to one of my more 'robust' customers yesterday as I was measuring him (I'm a kiltmaker) after the issue of weight and health came up. His waist size was massive. As usual, I told him I was vegan but despite all evidence to the contrary he insisted the man in the pic couldn't be a vegan, too.
His comment was, "What, you're telling me he eats the same as you? Then how come you don't look like him, eh? He he..."
Logic fail. Y'know, meat eaters can all look different but not vegans? Gender, height, weight, sports choices etc. are neither here nor there, we just all look the same: fragile, anaemic, under-nourished, pale-faced, patchouli oil-wearing, weakened, leaf-munching, kaftan-wearing hippies (nothing against kaftans or leaf-munchers BTW...).
And he completely missed the point about making a few ethical changes to help improve his health and conscience. Dude, can you see the bodybuilder guy in the picture?! Words fail me...
hi again helena!
it is understandable that words fail you, because this person is living on fallacy island. in fact, his rotundness is so good that i've used him in our fallacy project:
furthermore, i've used part of your earlier post there too:
i've also added your name to the credits which appears at the top of the document.
Where do you get your protein? I respond: the same place Gorilla's get theirs!
Everyone is different!!!!! LOL LOL I hate this one! Yep, I guess you are an alien from a far away planet and eat crap instead of real food! No wonder you are turning all kinds of colors all over your body!
Eating fruit leads to diabetes! Bulls***!!!! Too high body fat leads to gulcose issues - not simple sugars!
" it had a reason why we started to eat cooked food"
" the human is already ajusted to cooked diet and dary products, look at the milkgen of Europeans"
" you know u gonna end up anorexic and will look worser then ppl coming from a concentration camp"
" i gonna wait and see you crawling back to cooked food"
well although the frist to had some sicentific back ground, the last once was way off and quiet hurtful.
yeah hear that, but I said no I better not want those adapted compromised immune system and civilized diseases, sory:D.
Fruit Fly: +1 LOL
yeah brain reason:D... I heard that same with the brain, problem is they may have a big brain, but dont know how to use it without enough carbs and training:D.
At farmer's market (buying mangos), same lady each time:
"You eat all that?"
-"What else would I do with it?"
next market day:
"You sell them or eat them?"
-"I eat them"
"You eat all those? You keep coming back every day...where you work?"
-"Yeah I eat a lot of fruit.."
Lady is in like disbelief that I'm eating all the mangos I buy... only a little annoying, more just kind of funny and not even all the food I ate those days.
LOL LOL That is too darn funny. I'd probably be tempted to make a wild hare story up each time she asked and say it dead faced. You could say something like: No, I don't eat it, I throw it down on people from a 10 story apt balcony. Then watch how she looks at you.
Love your name! And, I love watermelon!
10 story apt balcony... like this?: "Well all the other kids were using eggs to test their falling devices to see if they could prevent it from cracking, but as a vegan I decided to use mangos, the less they bruise in the fall the more I can eat!"
Although I'd have to adjust that... I don't think there are any 10 story buildings in the whole area.. haha... perhaps one of the hotels is close to it. Now I feel inclined to count the stories on each larger hotel I see to know how tall they are.