VeggieBoards banner
1 - 20 of 334 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
As a vegetarian or vegan, what's the stupidest question you've been asked? I was once asked if I consider pepperoni meat. I can understand why someone would ask me if I consider fish meat because a lot of people think fish are plants, but pepperoni?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,691 Posts
it's a hat i think

"i understand why you don't eat meat, but why don't you eat dairy? i mean they don't hurt the cows, just milk them"

 

·
Banned
Joined
·
261 Posts
Hmm. I went through a 10 minute ordeal with a waitress once. I said, "I'm a vegetarian. A vegan." "What's that?" "A vegetarian that doesn't eat eggs, or any dairy, honey, or anything animal-derived" "So you eat chicken??" "No. Nothing animal-derived." "Ok. Well then you eat cheese. No." "Well, let me go talk to the chef" "Ok." (5 mins. later) "So. We can make you a meal. Chicken alfredo?" "No...I don't eat chicken." "Ok, then vegetables with alfredo?" "No...I don't eat anything from animals." "Ok, so I'll be right back." (5 more mins later) "We can make you avocado in a curry sauce, vegetable consomme, grilled portabellos and zuchinni, herb-crusted tomato, with a baked potato." "Okay! Sounds geat!" "Would you like sour cream or butter with your baked potato?"

Sigh...some people really don't get it, huh? but at least she tried, I guess....

Cassie
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,691 Posts
the fish thing gets to me. they are NOT vegetables people!!

it seems to me that a lot of people flunked out of science class in grade school. you know, back when we learned that all living things are classified as either plants OR animals. meaning mammals are animals, fish are animals and birds are animals, as are humans and yes even insects.

so many people say "fish aren't animals though, they're fish"

are you stupid or just ignorant?? grrrrrrrrr

this is my biggest pet peeve lately. i find myself constantly explaining that anything with a brain and nervous system is obviously an animal, and that just because it's not a mammal doesn't mean it's not an animal or not a conscious being. and they think we're the wackos!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Quote:
Originally posted by Michael

Actually my favorite stupid question has to do with the animals killed in harvesting plants.
Which question? "Why do you say you are for animal welfare/rights, but you kill so many animals when you eat veggies?"

I don't really think it is stupid. It gets irritating, both because omnis think that they've debunked this whole veg*n thing, and because there are plenty oif veg*ns that don't understand that they do cause some animal deaths.

I have gotten in arguments about veg*nism and I keep hearing stuff about how meat is not so bad for you if you eat special, grass-fed beef. This is then treated as gospel by other omnis attacking veg*nism. I think that they fail to realize that, while grass-fed is indeed healthier and more humane(than regular beef), the vast majority of meat eaters eat the garbage that is pumped out of factory farms.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,211 Posts
Chicken & fish. Probably the most annoying things to any vegetarian, aside from gelatin & carmine. I'm ovo-lacto, and whenever I announce that I'm vegetarian, the questions I get are all about chicken & fish. i get a variety:

"So is it just red meat or all meat"

"Do you eat chicken"

"Do you eat fish"

"Most vegetarians will eat fish"

Stuff like that annoys me. Why can't people just use logic:

Premise #1: A vegetarian is someone who does not eat animals

Premise #2: A Fish/chicken is an animal

Conclusion: Vegetarians DO NOT eat fish/chicken.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I totally agree. In the Time magazine articxle about veg*nism, they described the different types of vegetarians, including "pesco-vegetarians"(eat fish), and even "pollo-vegetarians"(eat chicken) Wtf? these are not vegetarians, imo. They are just omnis who won't eat beef/chicken/etc.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
261 Posts
Of course pescetarians and pollotarians aren't vegetarians. That's why they have their own titles. A vegetarian: one who does not eat meat--Meat: the flesh of an animal--Chicken and Fish: animals--Pesco-and pollotarians: no vegetarians. It really is that simple. I'm not trying to be mean, but calling people who consume chicken and fish just creates confusion.

Cassie
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
184 Posts
The "how do you get enought protein" question gets me EVERY time...although I can't really blame them because beans and stuff aren't really pushed as a protein source like meat is.

And the whole "I'm a vegetarian." "Oh, so you eat chicken?"

What the crap?!?!
 
1 - 20 of 334 Posts
Top