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<i>Yet again, I have no idea, so move it if you must. And I'm stating some of my opinions, so please don't take offense.</i><br><br><br><br>
Well, a boy from my Destination Imagination team who I <b>really</b> cannot stand has gone "vegetarian" (and I'm definitely using this term loosely). Anyways, he's eaten a half a salad for lunch for the last two days and has told everyone he's a vegetarian. And, they're believing him.<br><br><br><br>
In all honesty, I don't know what he's thinking. He chowed down into his meat-lovers pizza at a meeting a week ago, and he still continues to hunt and fish- <b>a lot</b>. In fact, in an email he sent everyone over Easter weekend, it said:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">I've got a bad case of the fishin' fever. It's time to get me some kill! ^__^</div>
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I got slightly *cough* mad at that email, because they <b>know</b> that I don't like that, but it makes me even madder to know that he just suddenly turned vegetarian. So my friend (who knows how much I want to give him a piece of my mind) asked him about it, and he said he could still hunt and fish while being a "vegetarian".<br><br><br><br>
As I've made clear to a few people, if you still hunt/fish and don't eat meat, you just don't eat meat, that doesn't seem to me like you could be considered vegetarian.<br><br><br><br>
He might be doing it just to piss me off -- that's a very <b>him</b> thing to do, but if he isn't, I don't know what's up with it. I mean, he obviously doesn't believe in animal rights (some of us here prolly don't much, either, but hey -- you don't rub it in people's faces), and I find it odd how quickly and unexpectedly it happened.<br><br><br><br>
And in a way, I'm slightly concerned about him, he told my friend that he's been eating a salad for lunch and dinner, and a bowl of cereal for breakfast lately. He's definitely <b>not</b> getting anything out of that. I know I shouldn't care about him for all the times he's made fun of me for being a veggie, but I can't help it.<br><br><br><br>
So we'll be having our final DI party soon, and I'm wondering what to do (if he's still a "vegetarian"). Maybe I could be polite and strike up conversation about it (ex. Why'd you convert? What do you feel about ARs?), or I could drill him about nutrition (ex. So what <b>have</b> you been eating?), or I could just start talking about food/AR/etc. like I do on here and leave him clueless (he obviously hasn't done much reading up -- if he has, it doesn't show).<br><br><br><br>
But quite honestly, I don't think that I can just let it go, because in science today, we did the thing where we said if we were carnivore (thank heavens there aren't any of those in our class -- I'd be worried), omnivore or herbivore. Of course, like I expected, I was the only herbivore, so my teacher (at least she wasn't rude) brought questions out (nothing too bad) and had me talk. So it's spreading across the school (although I don't know <b>why</b> it's such a hot topic) about that, and I don't want people to think that I'm like him, too. I'd rather people would talk to me about it to see that there's many differences between us (I do <b>not</b> eat salads 24/7 -- nor do I hunt/fish -- never have, never will). I, until now, was the only veg*n in the school (the two other veggies I knew moved last year and the year before), so people don't know much about us.<br><br><br><br>
Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that he's trying vegetarianism, I'm actually quite pleased, but I just have my doubts as to what he's up to and why. He is/was one of the biggest meat-eaters I know of... so why now?
 

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It sounds like he's confusing veg*nism with something else, or just is'nt educated on the meaning. I would definitly talk to him about it.
 

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Maybe he is just talking about hunting and killing just to bug you. He knows you hate it and its working.<br><br><br><br>
As far as the nutrition thing goes, maybe you should talk to him about it. Let him know that veg*ns can eat other things besides salad.
 

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Actually, I talked with my friend, Lauren, and she say's he's just doing it to get this girl he likes to think he cares about animals even if he hunts/fishes. I pretty much slammed my head on my desk at that moment. Well, at least no one's believeing him that he's a vegetarian... I guess. *very confused*
 

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If he hunts and fishes and doesnt eat it, he would wtill be considered vegtarian because vegetarian refers to diet. It doesn't make it right but technically it is accurate.
 

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While Tri is right, I believe it's even worse to hunt or fish for pure sport than if you are actually going to eat it. That's just senseless killing. You should talk to him... but he probably won't be vegetarian for long, especially if it's just because he wants that girl to think he likes animals.<br><br><br><br>
A teacher once asked my class if anyone was a vegetarian and I was the only one who raised my hand. Everyone was pretty nice about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> In one of my classes people make a big deal of me being veggie saying "sarah's a healthy girl, she doesn't eat that" in kind of a mean-sounding way. I'm not sure if they're really being mean or complimenting me for being healthy but it doesn't bother me too much either way. Some of them think I am vegan(i'm not, just lacto-ovo) because I don't eat the chocolate bars we win in class but I really just don't think I need a bar of fat and sugar (and chocolate makes me get zits.)
 

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Why are you so focused on his behavior, especially since you stated that you cannot stand him anyway?<br><br><br><br>
So the kid's a moron--chances are its as obvious to everyone else as it is to you. Prolly doesn't need your help pointing out his hypocriticalness. Sounds like he's giving himself plenty of rope to hang by.<br><br><br><br>
Lead by example and show the hyppocrite up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Acutally, he had a rather large ham salad today for lunch, but still insists that he's a vegetarian. So people are now asking me (in a rude way) if I eat meat and still consider myself a vegetarian, too. It's extremely annoying, but I figure as mad as I am at him (always am -- always will be) I shouldn't fret over it. Even if he does hunt and eat meat while saying he's a veggie -- he's just making himself look like an idiot. It's no secret from other people that he's being one (idiot).
 

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That's easy, just tell those people that he's deluded and in no way shape or form a vegetarian.... and that he just has the hots for a girl and trying to look good. That'll shut people up!
 
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