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fiery anger and rude service at an upscale restaurant because im vegan

this is a rant and so if you are going to judge me for complaining a bit - dont read it!!!!!!!! maybe this isnt the most productive way to use my energy right now but im not running away from my feelings right now im just acknowledging that they are happening in the form of frustration right now! 

it was my co workers birthday yesterday so he asked me to go have a snack with him at the restaurant upstairs  from our spa ....

i live in vail, a tourist ski resort town in the rockies, and most people who come to visit are very wealthy 

we sat down at the bar, and next to me was a barbie looking woman with a cake face and rocks on her hands. typical. i didnt really pay that much attention to her except for noticing that she was alone and seemed a bit unhappy. 

i was  mainly there for my friend's company but kept asking - is this vegan / is this vegan? lalala.

the bartender ( a man in his 50s that we see very often and speak with in the employee lounge) made the comment of "whats the point of being vegan anyways?" (but clearly was not interested in a response  and walked away..) are you serious? first of all, we are paying customers at a very upscale restaurant ... and we are being talked down to like this? 

whatever, i know this man and he acts like he thinks he is better than people.

then the lady wearing all the bling next to us started asking me a bunch of questions about why im vegan, without actually letting me talk. she was drunk and slurring.

she looked at me like i was stupid, then asked me - so you think there is no difference in the consciousness of an animal and a human?

i say - i never said that. from what we know, there is. we could be wrong.

she started telling me that no creature does not kill, and that even in nature the vegetarian species of animals kill other animals, including their own young that are the runts. she began being rude though, and was clearly intoxicates so i just didnt want to deal with it. 

so first you are telling me that we are so different consciously from other animals because we are sooooooooo evolved, and then you are telling me that eating and murdering creatures is okay because there are examples of it everywhere in nature? wtf that makes noo sense. 

i told her i would answer her questions if she stopped interrupting me and allowed me to speak. she didnt. eventually i just told her i didnt come here to argue about why veganism is right or wrong, and when asked why i am vegan, i didnt say that it was natural so STFU!!!!!! then i turned around. (that all happened exept i didnt actually tell her to STFU)

but people are rude to others to try to make themselves feel better ... 

i cant lie though, i was getting very angry and frustrated .. my hands were shaking .. 

then i was like ... why am i letting this bother me? these people are not worth my time and energy

next time someone asks me why i am vegan that clearly isnt interested in actually hearing my side of the story im just going to tell them the short truth

- i dont know the best, healthiest or most natural way to eat, but it seems as though eating a raw plant based vegan diet is the healthiest, environmentally friendly, and most cruelty free way to eat that we can choose to eat, live, and exist on this planet - 

i dont go out to restaurants. ever. i would much rather eat a meal at home where i will have exactly what i want, what my body actually needs (FRUIT!) and no one is going to bother or judge me over my food choices. (stress is not good for the digestions btw!!!) i went with my friend because he asked me for his birthday and to tell you the truth, he is sort of my friend and sort of somebody that i feel sorry for because he doesnt seem to have many friends and actually lives in his car ( it is winter here in colorado) ... so i went with him to the restaurant, and even paid for his meal. 

im done with that though. im done feeling sorry for people that clearly WANT you to feel that way and use it to their advantage. that is kind of his game, and im not falling for it any more. i am such a mix of emotions right now and i do not feel very mentally clear 

need to go take a walk outside with the pup .. now

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Comment by Raini Pachak on March 1, 2012 at 8:51am

If you have the choice, choose the argument that can't be disputed.

Comment by Raini Pachak on March 1, 2012 at 8:50am

People are whack, don't let it get to you. Plus, whoever's voice is calmer is automatically winning the argument. My favorite answer to people is saying that animal agriculture is unsustainable and will eventually be the end of us. 

Comment by Sofie Kovalenko on February 29, 2012 at 2:42pm

thank you everybody for your kind words! much love to all and yes peace and many blessings. we dont have to explain anything to anyone if we dont want to :) 

Comment by wildundfrei on February 29, 2012 at 8:37am

Don't they have wild bears in your part of the world to eat humans like her? ;-)

You should have left a trail of dates from the woods to this lady's parked car or something!!

Comment by Isabella Tomberella on February 29, 2012 at 8:03am

I recently dropped a needy vampire from my friends. She was too much to deal with. She was always want want want and take take take and yes wanting me to feel for her, not materialisticly.

Comment by Kenntacular on February 29, 2012 at 8:01am

I still get that kind of attitude from coworkers at work.  I just ignore them now, but I got in to a lot of arguments when I first stopped going out to SAD lunch with them. 

Comment by Sofie Kovalenko on February 29, 2012 at 5:49am

thanks Leevonne! hope you are having a peaceful wonderful day!

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