Skip to comments.A sensitive vegan
Posted on 03/03/2014 3:45:35 PM PST by Paul46360
My 28 y/o vegan son was home this weekend and asked if we watched the show "The Miller", we said no.
He said that he was watching it at the gym and they made fun of vegans and it hurt his feelings...IT was all I could do to NOT start in on the "See..now it's time you get the to hear it for a while. You want to live it..then suck it up."
Well why didn’t you?
It depends entirely on whether you want a positive relationship with your son or not...
I suggest not isolating him just because he eats differently. It isn’t that important and people change.
I have a friend who lives on a farm and raised live stock to help her kids through college. The son, who recently earned a Phd in music, (cello) came home a vegan and explained to everyone how barbarous it was to raise animals for food.
I cannot believe that my friend took it. I would have never prepared another vegan meal for him. I should add that his rant occurred when his new wife was telling the story about a delicious veal dinner that she had enjoyed while on tour without her husband. They divorced less than a year later.
It hurt his feelings?
He’s 28? Really? I’m so sorry.
We have two children in active military service (one Marine, one soldier). When people whine to my wife or me, our usual response is, “Well at least nobody is shooting at you.”
“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn.
To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living. Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food.
The body, these waterheads imagine, is a temple that should not be polluted by animal protein. It’s healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter I’ve worked with is brought down by any rumor of a cold.
Oh, I’ll accomodate them, I’ll rummage around for something to feed them, for a ‘vegetarian plate’, if called on to do so. Fourteen dollars for a few slices of grilled eggplant and zucchini suits my food cost fine.”
- Anthony Bourdain
I am going to use that when I hear someone whinnnne.!!
Thank you for your children’s service to our country.
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This only reenforces common views regarding vegans.
“They divorced less than a year later.”
I don’t want to comment on this guys son but most of the vegans I have been forced to talk to or spend time with do not do well with members of the opposite sex. I don’t think it is just a coincidence.
“Sorry son. There is no right to be liked.”
Are you kidding ??????????
My best friend, a world famous guitarist is a Vegan. He never bugs anyone about our eating meat. He loves animals, and made his choice. I think he may have seen a slaughterhouse video that shocked him,,,, don’t know for certain. I do know that he is one of the healthiest people I know, never gets sick, and has boundless energy!
i love Anthony Bourdain!
That is what struck me as well.
I mean, I'm vegan a few years already myself, not because of any agenda, but because I'm on the Engine 2 program, which is even more restrictive than regular veganism. But you can make fun of me all you want. I'll laugh along. I guess the motivation for being vegan counts a lot toward the whole sensitivity thing.
Anthony Bourdain is a complete twat-waffle.
I did the vegan thing for 3.5 months last year. Tore my guts apart from crapping 5 times a day. I did lose 40 lbs. though.
I would have told him “Son, you’re 28yrs old suck it up, being offended is part of life”.”
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