March 16, 2007 10:13 PM Subscribe
Is there a polite way of telling people who only eat chicken and fish that they are not vegetarians? I'm at my wits end with this.
posted by metasav to Food & Drink (106 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I help run a little italian restaurant. So, we put pork in everything. Facts are facts.
Of course i smile at people who say, "I don't eat meat. I'll have the chicken." Or far worse, "You must remove the heads from these shrimp. I am an animal rights activist and I cannot look at their eyes while I'm eating."
I kid you not. A direct quote. Erfh.
So-called vegetarians who eat cheese and wear leather irk me, too.
I really do try not to judge, but I'd really like something like an elixir for my brain so I can be more understanding. And calm. Or some way to politely suggest that salmon is not a vegetable?
For the record, I am completely at ease with actual vegetarians. Just walk the walk. I'm fine with kosher. Do what you do, eh? We don't actually let vegans into our restaurant, so no worries there. They can live how they like. It makes no difference to me.
And, yes, I am surely stirring the pot. But some friends of mine and I have been discussing this often of late, and yer all so darn smarty...so let loose the dragon.