This has never happened to me before, so I was really excited! I don't leave the house much, and this was all a matter of being in the right place at the right time. I went to Disc Replay today. They sell used CDs/DVDs/video games/etc. I got a bunch of DVDs, and while I was browsing I heard the employees talking. There was a girl and three guys (I don't know why there were that many today, usually there's only two people at most). I heard them say something like "what are you a vegetarian?" to the girl, and then they said, "when did this happen?!"
So then when I was paying for my dvds, they were still talking about it. I asked if they were talking about vegetarianism, and the guy said, "she's a vegetarian." I said something like, "oh yeah? I'm vegan!" The girl said, "see? HE knows what's up!" So we all started talking about it, and one guy said, "what's VEEgun?" So blah blah blah, no animal products, yada yada yada. The guy checking me out said, "may I ask why?" and I forget what I said, but I mentioned something about milk having pus, and all the animal suffering, etc. I talked about how good soymilk is, and some other things. The guy said, "yeah that's fine, but a veggieburger instead of beef? C'mon!" The girl came up to me and asked if I had seen the Meatrix, and I said yes. She said that's what motivated her to go veggie. So then I was talking to the guys again, and they were asking what I eat and whatnot. I said I know it sounds like I don't eat anything, but there's actually a TON of stuff I can eat. I was as friendly as I could possibly be, and I don't look unhealthy, so I think I made an ok impression. Then (as per the title of this thread), the guy checking me out said, "What about fruit?" I wasn't sure if I heard him correctly. "What?" Him: "What about fruit? Can you eat fruit?" I just blankly stared at him and finally said, "yeah. Um. Yeah, I can eat fruit, there are no animal products in that!" I was totally thrown off by that! I mean if he didn't think I could eat fruit, what DID he think I ate?!!
So that was basically it. There were other people who were buying things, and I didn't want to hold the whole thing up (even though it's a really relaxed place). I really wasn't prepared at all for that though, I wasn't expecting it. In retrospect, I COMPLETELY forgot to say anything about how I don't *wear/use* animal products either. I easily could have pointed it out, too, my cloth wallet, belt, my synthetic Vans shoes. Oh well. I also really wish I had talked to the girl more. I don't know how long she's been veggie, but if they didn't even know, it was obviously fairly recent. She sounded perfectly serious about it though, not just one of those weird things people say to screw with their friends or something. I just hope she'll stick with it, which is why I wish I had offered her any help or advice. At least I know she's seen the Meatrix, so she can probably find any other info if she desires. I'm hoping I'll see her again though. It's a small place so they don't have very many people working, and their inventory changes rapidly because of the nature of the business, so I go there pretty often.
Sorry if that was a lame story to tell, I'm sure most of you have had more meaningful experiences, but I don't go outside much.
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