This happened in the cafeteria at work Sunday:
Me: Hmm.. I wonder what they have down at the other end that isn't meat.
Kid from dif dept in front of me: they have veggies. You don't eat meat?
me: why what?
teen: why don't you eat meat?
me: because i don't believe in animal cruelty. (looking at his plate of chicken tenders). Do you know what they do to chickens? they cut off their beaks, and their feet and cram 3000 of them into a space built for only 100 then they'll stomp on them to kill them (Ok, i might have taken a little poetic license but who cares)
him: they don't do that.
me: oh yes they do. you know you should watch the meet your meat video. (he asked me if there was a website and i told him to go to www.meetyourmeat.com
me: some people also don't eat meat for health reasons. it's better for you, no cholesterol, diabetes is controlled.
him: you need meat
me: no you don't i can get all my protein and dairy from non meat sources
him: meat's good for you.
me: no it's not it's artery clogging.
him: well, umm.. i like meat.
i had him so flustered he walked away from the cash register and left his credit card. the cashier looked at me and i said to her, "well, he asked a question. i answered him. not my fault he couldn't handle it." she laughed. later i went by him and told him he left his cc behind.