30 December 2010
This is a warning….. this piece of writing is more of a rant than a blog. If you don’t want to read my rant, and I don’t mind if you don’t, then click away now.
Every once in awhile I get fed up with the pity glances when you tell people you are vegan. Especially when the non vegan or evil ones are tucking into an animal product and eyeing you with pity. For some reason these people thing vegans are missing out.
When non vegans accidently offer animal products to eat, then realise they hurriedly withdraw it and say things like “oh you can’t have that”. YAWN. Actually I can have it. I can eat anything I want to. BUT I choose not to eat it. I choose not to eat it for environmental reasons, my health and animal welfare.
Those three things are very important to me. Far more important that the taste of cheese, cream, meat or any other animal product. What is so difficult to understand here? I don’t deny that I am greatly assisted by the fact that I became a veggie at 16 years old, that I don’t really like eggs and dairy has an unfortunate affect on my sinuses (too much information?!).
My rant above is part and parcel of being vegan or not normal as some (odd) people see it. What I have started to notice recently is bugging me a lot and the point of this here rant. Yes there is more…….
It is a reasonably well known fact that I am partial to the odd starbucks coffee every now and then. My tipple of choice is a decaff soya latte (in case you want to buy me one :-P). Occasionally I buy a coffee for another and I have noticed that no matter what the drink of the other person it is always referred to as the normal one. This has happened when buying dairy coffee and soya milk coffee.
Well I have got news…… I am normal, (whatever that means).
Rant over, thanks for listening.