Life as a Vegan

Living as a Vegan can be difficult, and I’m not talking about giving up meat or dairy i’m referring to dealing with fellow humans… below are some interesting, true and humorous things/situations you may com across if you decide to be or are Vegan.

  • Most people don’t know what Vegan is and can’t pronounce it correctly.
  • It’s hard to get a decent meal in a restaurant.
  • People who’ve heard you’re a vegan expect you to be really thin when they meet you. Sorry were not all stick figures!
  • Sometimes when you’re watching people eat meat, you get kind of queasy.
  • People think you’re a radical, tree-hugging peacenik, which maybe you are, but still….
  • Your in-laws think you are strange. Hell, even your own family thinks you are strange!
  • You go to dinner at someone’s house, they offer you fish or chicken claiming that is is not meat, then they put potatoes smothered in cheese and sour cream on your plate. And you told them you were a vegan when they invited you!
  • You go to a restaurant, and their veggie burger has milk in it, your friends and the waiter tell you that ok its just a little bit
  • You tell someone you’re vegan, and then they offer you chocolate and cheese nachos!
  • It’s really tiresome the zillionth time somebody asks you “What do you eat?” with that you-must-be-crazy look on their face.
  • The lunch you bring to work becomes the topic of conversation…EVERY DAY!
  • Others feel driven to point out that vegetables are alive too!
  • You have to restrain yourself every time you hear “I couldn’t do it” as the closing argument on every discussion of the merits of veganism.
  • “Just have a bite, it wont hurt”
  • people assume you are vegan because you are trying to lose weight. then they say, “lean chicken is the ticket! remember, lean chicken!”
  • If I hear one more time that I am taking food away from the bunnies (lettuce) one more time..
  • People think that if you don’t eat meat, eggs, or dairy that you must have some kind of eating disorder.
  • Being told “You can pick the meat off.” In exasperation, I once replied,”Well, for me that would be the same as if I crapped on your food and told you you could just pick it off. Would you?”
  • You wish that Dairy Queen sold Toffuti.

3 Responses to “Life as a Vegan”

  1. 5, June, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    The lunch you bring to work becomes the topic of conversation…EVERY DAY!


    I gotta giggle off the pick crap off your food comment…haha

    Great post!

  2. 2 jos
    6, June, 2007 at 8:09 am

    note to readers im not a vegan… well im not a real vegan i eat dairy sometimes but i am a vegeterian

  3. 13, June, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    I’m not vegan, but this is still very funny and I can relate in the sense that back when I was pregnant, it seemed like all my coworkers were always commenting on what I ate. It just got old after a while, especially women who told me “you don’t have a license to eat, you know!” Can you believe that! Too funny. I ate whatever I wanted and had no problems. Anyhow, thanks for the humor! Good luck!

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