So, there are some things that just need to be said. I’ve been a vegan for about 6 months now (yaaaay! 🙂 ) but it’s incredible what kind of questions or statements I sometimes get. Some of them are silly but some of them are even a bit dumb and disrespectful and might make me a bit angry. Are you ready to learn how to annoy a vegan? Stay tuned!
How To Annoy a Vegan
What do you eat as a vegan? I thought they only eat salad.
Sorry, what? Why do people think we can’t anything except salad? There are so many things vegans can have, basically everything. If they like they even can find vegan versions of roasts and chicken nuggets.
Yes, a lot of vegans don’t eat these for several reasons, they’re not the healthiest things in the world but the actual meat version isn’t better. I don’t eat them simply because I don’t like the taste of meat.
Apart from that, I have all sorts of things. Just this morning I had really nice pancakes and even baking isn’t a problem! If you don’t believe me check out my latest recipe (The best vegan marble cupcakes) and give them a try.
In America and the UK, you can now even buy vegan Ben & Jerry’s! What more do you want?!
So you eat fish, right?
I’m not a pescetarian, I’m a vegan. So no, of course, I don’t eat fish. Fish are animals as much as cows or even spiders are. Why would I eat them then?
It feels like sometimes people don’t really think about it and just ask silly questions. Often when you explain to them that they are living beings as well they understand the point but some people seem to be so ignorant and they’re convinced fish don’t feel when you kill them.
That’s something that makes me a bit angry sometimes and I have to calm myself down. For me, it’s obvious that all animals can feel pain and non are better or worth more than the others.
But where do you get your protein from?!
This is probably one of the most annoying questions. The simple answer: I get it from plants, exactly like other vegans such as Elephants and Giraffes. They’re so big and strong so if they get enough protein I’m sure I’m getting enough, too.
In a little bit more detail I get my protein from beans, lentils, tofu or nuts. I try to eat healthily so I’m getting a lot of protein! Yes, of course, I snack and have unhealthy treats but everything in a reasonable amount. And if you compare 100 calories worth of broccoli to 100 calories worth of steak the broccoli has 11.1 grams of protein but beef only has 6.4 grams! And broccoli isn’t even that rich in protein!
Don’t you miss meat or cheese?
This is like asking a person that doesn’t drink if they miss alcohol. I’m just speaking for all of us now, no we don’t miss it. Being vegan is a choice we made so we accept we’re not having it all anymore. It’s that simple.
It’s even worse if I’m on a barbecue and people tell me how nice the meat smells and they sometimes even start putting it right under my nose. If this happens I feel really offended and don’t get why people can’t just understand my choices. Again, would you put a glass of wine under an ex-alcoholics nose? No, because it’s rude and disrespectful!
Which questions are you tired of? Or as a non-vegan, which questions have you always wanted to ask a vegan? Let me know in the comments below!
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