Mom: Let's pick up some sugar-free Jell-o while we're here.
Me: Eww, no thanks Mom. It has geleten in it.
Mom: Oh, so you don't eat geleten either?
Me: ... It's part of being vegetarian Mom... (which she should know: she was a vegetarian in high school too)
Mom: So, are you going Muslim?
Me: Huh? "Going" Muslim?
Mom: Muslims don't eat geletin.
Me: wtf? No! Don't they eat like beef and stuff?
Mom enjoys psycho-analyzing me. She wants to know the "real" reason I went veggie. Rebellion perhaps? Health paranoia? Propaganda? *ugh*
Originally Posted by cowgirrlup
"I'm what is technically called a "flexitarian"
I was at band camp last week, and our band is awesome in that on hamburger night they would serve boca burgers too, there were options on Chick-file nights, etc.
Well, it was chicken sandwich night and I was the only one at my table of friends with the alternative, and it was the first time most of them learned of my switch. Then my friend, who was busy scarfing chicken flesh, proclaimed "Oh, me too!"
I'm like, uh, look at your plate?
"Oh, I just avoid beef. Beef is gross. Chicken is ok. Except I'll eat like hotdogs and stuff."
"At least I was a vegetarian before you were!" laughing ensues.
"At least I'm a real vegetarian..."
"Yeah..." *goes back to eating*