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Does anyone know any lazy vegetarians? I find them really annoying. I'm in class with one. she is a self-described "vegetarian" but she eats everything in sight except meat (tshe picks the meat off food then eat it), also they eat gelatin, McDonalds fries, etc. Also she wears more leather than any non-vegetarians, you will ever meet. People like her piss me off.
 

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Yes, I'm quite often a lazy vegetarian. Why does it bother you so much? Are you insecure about your own sexuality? Oh wait, this about vegetarianism, nevermind.<br><br><br><br>
You should be proud of your classmate for not eating meat. Let her worry about the trace elements in her own time.
 

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A lot of "new" vegetarians don't automaticly make a link between meat and other animal 'by-products" and they don't see the link between meat and leather that soon either.<br><br><br><br>
Give her time or (gently) talk to her about it.
 

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Ok i guess I would qualify as a lazy vegetarian - sometimes in a restaurant type setting - I will just pick the meat off of things and eat it rather than make a fuss. On Monday, the owner of our company bought lunch and my sandwhich had turkey on it. Yes, I took off the turkey and ate it - this was the owner of my company being nice - why cause a scene. Also when I am in Kroger buying food, if something is meat free and looks good, I'll throw it in the cart. I don't purposely eat geletin or animal type products, but if my nutri grain bars have a trace amount of something in it than so be it. I live a very busy life and I don't have time to scrutinize the labels on everything I eat - i wish i did. I feel that I am doing the best that I can and my way of being a vegetarian works for me.
 

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I am a lazy vegetarian, but I never eat animal products. I could never "pick around" the meat and eat the other part...the food might as well have sh*t all over it.<br><br><br><br>
Maybe your classmate mistakenly thinks that leather is just a byproduct of the meat industry and does not realize how leather profits help keep the whole terrible process going?<br><br><br><br>
Do a little research on leather then present her with a few facts and do a nice little soft sell on it.
 

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before i went vegan, i think i was really a lazy veggie. it just never dawned on me how much was out there hiding. i didn't know about gelatin, and hate to think about how much chicken stock i inadvertently ate without ever having a clue. i didn't look at ingredient lists too often before buying something.<br><br>
though on most things i wouldn't pick the meat off, there were a couple that i did for one reason or another. i remember i liked those egg sandwhiches on english muffins and would get them frozen, but my store would stop carrying the veggie ones so i'd just chip off the thin hard slice of ham before cooking it. and i liked lunchables, so i'd usually just give the meat bits away to friends or something.<br><br>
i keep in mind that i went veggie before i was a teen, never knowing another veggie in my life, and it's just not easy with family and schools to get the food you want at a young age. also, i never really learned to cook until i went vegan and used veganism as a tool to learning... the only thing my mom would have me cook was frozen chili or something which was way gross.<br><br>
just be patient and try to help explain your views on it, maybe try seeing why they feel they need to do what they do, and sum it up to everybody taking their own sized steps on the path we choose. also, remember that we're all here on this path for different reasons, and these things might not register with her reasonings.
 

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I can see how it would be frustrating to watch someone who is more easy going with their vegetarianism. But ultimately, you can't dictate another person's behaviour, right? Keep doing what you're doing. See if they are simply misinformed, if so, help them get more information. If they just don't care enough, then there's nothing you can do.<br><br><br><br>
I couldn't be a "lazy" vegetarian... a terribly underinformed one, yes. Maybe I'm too uptight in that respect <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> I think for me it has something to do with... well, once on a path, pursue it whole-heartedly and without hesitation.<br><br><br><br>
Of course, getting on that path is the hard part. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I was a lazy vegetarian for a good long while...I worked in a sandwich/pasta shop and ate lots of alfredo sauce (without ever looking at the ingredients for chicken stock or what-have-you), broccoli cheese soup, cheese sandwiches, potato chips...can't imagine how many meat products I consumed whilst a "vegetarian." I also still bought leather.<br><br><br><br>
On another thread, I think Epski said that Vegetarianism is a journey, not a destination. Sounds like you're further along your journey than your classmate. I agree that it can be frustrating, but don't get too worked up about it.
 

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Thanks Michael, you beat me to it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
There are vegetarians that wear leather. So what? They are vegetarians that don't worry about the unseen meat in their food (chicken broth anyone?). So what?<br><br><br><br>
Work out your own vegetarianism. Let them work on their's. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by kristadb</i><br><br><b>Work out your own vegetarianism. Let them work on their's. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b></div>
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Exactly. Your person may be "lazy", uninformed, or has figured out their own vegetarian comfort level and is going with it. The main thing to remember is that she is not you and you are not her. The things that bother you may not even phaze her and the things that bother her may be silly or rediculous in your eyes. She may truely believe that McD fries are ok and picking the meat off is fine while you shudder at the mere thought of these things.<br><br><br><br>
Also, you discribed her as being vegetarian while your name tells that you are vegan. There's another difference right there. Vegetarians do tend to have a slightly different set of rules than the vegan. The vegetarian might feel ok with avoiding the obvious animals while letting the hidden ones slip under the radar while you, as a vegan, are on a quest to rid yourself of all forms of animal, hidden or not. 2 very different people on 2 very different paths, both trying to do what they feel is best.
 

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I've got a couple of friends who called themselves vegetarian or vegan, but only ate pancakes and french fries. Wooooooo! THAT'S healthy!
 

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Eating a vegetarian diet for health reasons only is grounds for me to put you on my list of people who need to die. Pancakes and fries is a shi++y diet, because it is boring, and also does consist of any east asian food. People who don't like east asian food should die, too, except my dad and sister.
 

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jwnyc,<br><br><br><br>
There are vegetarians and vegans on here that eat a couple pieces of fruit, some tofu and think that's healthy.<br><br><br><br>
Dee,<br><br><br><br>
It is easier to focus on someone else and try to turn them into a clone of ourselves. But, when it comes to it, what makes "my" way better or more informed then yours, for example?
 

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I am a lazy vegan, albeit strict vegetarian. That is, I won't eat any gelatin, chicken stock, beef stock etc. I also won't eat cheese, milk, eggs, etc. But if something has a trace non-vegan ingredient (whey or some milk derivative) I usually will eat it.<br><br><br><br>
I had been a lacto-veg for some 11 years and when I finally decided to give up the dairy but found I just can't be as strict about it as I am with my vegetarianism.<br><br><br><br>
If my soy cheese has casein in it I don't care, because at least I am not eating regular cheese, which for me was quite the battle. I figure by eliminating 99.9% of the dairy products from my diet I am still reaping the health benefits and doing my best to not support the dairy industry.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by bennotbombs</i><br><br><b>Eating a vegetarian diet for health reasons only is grounds for me to put you on my list of people who need to die. Pancakes and fries is a shi++y diet, because it is boring, and also does consist of any east asian food. People who don't like east asian food should die, too, except my dad and sister.</b></div>
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are you alright?
 

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Tofu Rebel - He/She's obviously not. I read that and I was like "you've got to be kidding right"? It looks like a troll post to me. Just something to ruffle up the feathers and stir up some more drama *sigh* There's a few other threads with already enough drama in my opinion. Maybe bennotbombs should hang out there for a while....
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by freemouse</i><br><br><b>In general, the "I am a more pure veg*n than you are" kind of thing always makes me feel creepy.</b></div>
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I am perfectly okay. Just because I do not funcion on the same level as most human beings do, does not mean that there is something wrong with me.<br><br><br><br>
**** on me.
 

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bennot is really funny is what he/she is. i havent laughed this hard since i looked in the mirror this morning.
 
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