Skip to comments.Bay Area Hindu Man Accidentally Served Meat Aboard Flight
Posted on 02/10/2013 2:14:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
A Bay Area Hindu mans life has been dramatically altered after accidentally being served a sandwich containing meat on an airplane.
The tenets of Anshu Kumars religion require a strict vegetarian diet, and Kumar had never eaten meat.
Before traveling on Asiana Airlines, Kumar confirmed via email that his in-flight meals would be meat-free, and once on board, a flight attendant assured him again he would receive a vegetarian meal.
But, a few bites in, Kumar noticed an unfamiliar taste, and what he thought might be potato turned out to be meat.
Eating meat, even accidentally, is considered a sin for devout Hindus.
When someone of that background does accidentally eat meat, theres a sense of deep revulsion, agony I would say, said professor Vijaya Nagarajan, a religious studies expert from the University of San Francisco.
Kumar says he is now forbidden to touch the altar where he prays daily for forgiveness, and he must also travel back to India to perform penance.
He said he is also is no longer allowed to eat with his family.
For the person who served the meat, it is of little consequence, but for the person who accidentally ate it for the very first time in their entire life, and for how many generations, its like a break in the fabric of their community, Nagarajan said.
Kumar is asking the airline to label its food.
Consider it an opportunity to get closer to your ancestors. Literally.
Why didn’t he just jump off the plane when he discovered this?
To have lived without having a BLT or a cheeseburger would really SUCK!! Forgot a pepperoni pizza too.
How important and newsworthy. I ate fried puffball slices for the first time in my life a couple of years ago. It really changed my whole life < /sarcasm>
Pilot to stewardess: “Is that whine coming from the engines?”
Y'know ... how about we Americans that have eaten absolute freedom most of our lives, being fed tyranny ON PURPOSE ?
Can WE get the sympathy (and I'll BET a chunk of money) from a sympathetic entity that fed it to us ?
The world is mad and we Americans will die off or be killed, or rise up against the enemy.
“If he’s THAT worried about being served meat, why didn’t he bring his own food? “
Or simply check the sandwich. Of course, that precludes any lawsuit.
Can’t be too trusting.
Just because people can put a plane in the air, doesn’t mean they know what they’re doing.
Whoa, that’s harsh! Going to Hell at 30,000 feet! Gives new meaning to “Mile High Club.”
Suck it up and move on. Take whatever time you need to grieve. Now, move on. Stuff happens.
Is he on his way to Disneyland to see if Donald Duck will hug him with an equal quantity and quality of hugs as oher racially classified park patrons?
I love being a Christian.
I guess you would say the same about Obama. Just suck it up and move on.
Act 10:10 Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance
Act 10:11 and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth.
Act 10:12 In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air.
Act 10:13 And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”
Act 10:14 But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.”
Act 10:15 And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.”
People in India starving to death and he is freaking about some food.