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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:04 pm 
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Nobody wants me around... I have been told that my presence makes everyone uncomfortable


Wow, someone said that to you?? That's so rude! People can be so awful sometimes. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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Ughhhhh a billion pics of turkeys on my facebook feed! Not even pics of the pretty side dishes, just a closeup of the bird!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Not so much a pet peeve but a really funny story (that I laughed at while it was happening anyway). Someone called over the walkies last night to see if we sold Tofurkys and the person in market asked what it was and the person replied, "Tofurky. I think it's a turkey made of tofu." Moral of the story: We don't sell Tofurky and I think I'm the only one who knows what they are.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:15 pm 
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I think when sitcoms say 'tofurkey' they don't mean the actual brand name, just tofu made into a turkey-like thing. I will never forget my first tofu turkey. I got the recipe off of vegweb and had little experience with tofu in general. It was...not great. But I didn't spit it out either.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:18 pm 
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One of my high school teachers posted a picture of a Tofurky on facebook earlier today and pretty much every comment on it was talking about how gross it looked. In what world is it okay to say that kind of thing about someone else's food?!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:25 am 
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One of my high school teachers posted a picture of a Tofurky on facebook earlier today and pretty much every comment on it was talking about how gross it looked. In what world is it okay to say that kind of thing about someone else's food?!


In this world, where vegans strive to destroy all tradition and make everyone feel bad through the mere fact of their existing.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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I know thanksgiving is over, but the phrase "turkey day". Even as an omni, for me, it was never about the turkey. I'm a stuffing kinda girl.


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And vegan socialists are a sign of the apocalypse.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:40 am 
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I know thanksgiving is over, but the phrase "turkey day". .

Jeebus, i know have the song/image of the musical number from summer camp in the Addams Family movie in my head. thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:20 am 
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GymClassZero wrote:
I know thanksgiving is over, but the phrase "turkey day". Even as an omni, for me, it was never about the turkey. I'm a stuffing kinda girl.


I know. I was getting my nails done on Wednesday, and the nail tech and I were talking about what we were doing for Thanksgiving, so of course it came up that my family was vegan. At the end while I was paying, she kind of laughed and said, "Well, have a happy Turkey Day! I know you don't eat it, but I don't know what else to call it!" How about 'Thanksgiving'?! Geez...


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:33 am 
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It really irks me when people call it Turkey Day... I mean, WTFluke! It's not even about the turkey, dude! Then again, I dont celebrate Thanksgiving (here its not a big thing), so I dunno if I'm allowed to complain, but it bugs me.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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Something else that really bugs me is getting raised eyebrows/ judgy looks from wait staff at restaurants when I say that I'm okay eating stuff that has been fried in the same oil as meat. I completely understand why some vegans don't eat stuff fried in the same oil/ cooked on the same grill, but. . . meh. . . it honestly doesn't bother me. I appreciate the wait staff letting me know--that isn't what bothers me--but a lot of times I feel like I'm being silently judged for being okay with eating french fries cooked in the same fryer as the chicken or whatever. I get raised eyebrows and/or "okay, if you're sure. . . " (*snark tone*) a lot. Okay, excuse me for choosing to eat the one vegan option (besides pathetic and/or overpriced salad) at your restaurant.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:39 am 
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So we had a somewhat dreaded visit with my partner's dad & step mom, plus step mom's family yesterday.
The good news is, stepmom really made an effort to have food for me. Tofurky roast, a salad, green beans, a pie. I made tamales and a pumpkin cheesecake. So I am the only vegan there. The only person with dietary restrictions beyond "oh, I'm trying to follow this wing nut fad diet."Before we start serving ourselves, she makes a big announcement - for everyone - about what is/is not vegan. So one of her in laws, who is seated at the other table (there were two) asks me how long/why I'm vegan. I give the brief, polite answers. She starts telling me about how she became a vegetarian in 4th grade, and was for 10 years but then quit. Because when she moved to Colorado, she got light headed, and her body needed meat. Usually, what you need when you're new to high altitudes and dizzy is water, but whatever. Then everyone starts congratulating her on eating meat. Loudly, and at great length. And of course, these congratulatory remarks included really forked up shiitake about animals. Then I had to listen for the fourth forking time as partner's sister's boyfriend described the bird that HIS sister and her husband were having which is apparently a castrated rooster that is immobilized and force fed. And people were ooohing and ahhhhing over that. I mean, I understand that a lot of people refuse to acknowledge animal suffering, but getting all excited about a live animal being tortured for your pleasure is forked up.
Usually, I have a thick skin/selective hearing. But I was really upset. My partner was horrified, and he is not vegan (although his animal product consumption is limited to outside the home, mostly when he's not around me, so he by no means falls on the "people need meat!" end of the spectrum).
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It pissed me off that people can make fun of what I'm eating all day, loudly mock my ethics and joke about animal abuse. But I feel like I have to keep my mouth shut, because otherwise, I'll be Olives, D's preachy vegan partner (jeeze, why won't they get married like normal people?) who talks about animal liberation and ruins holidays.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:15 pm 
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messed up, Olives.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:56 pm 
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I know this is trivial in comparison to others, but I was super-emotional yesterday and I got a little annoyed when another guest shook her head and said disapprovingly, "Wow, you're REALLY going to make your own potatoes, aren't you?" My sweetie's mom is super-supportive and considerate of our veganism, but yesterday, for the first time in four years, she forgot to set aside some potatoes for us (I love mashed potatoes). So she told us we could make our own, and we did. No big deal until someone else had to comment.


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Olives, that's horrible.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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Olives, that's horrible.
Seriously; that's just messed up. What is wrong with some people?

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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Yeah, i'm glad most of these people I see every two years or less. It was like magical feast of entitlement up in there. Not vegan, but related cooking pet peeve: one sister brought potatoes, to make mashed potatoes. Someone announced that they needed to be peeled, so I got to work, even though I usually think peeling potatoes is a big waste of time unless you're making potato bread, or maybe mashed potatoes at a super fancy restaurant. So I peel them, but don't go too crazy, leaving maybe a little peel on the ends, etc. Because again, I'm not working at a fancy assed restaurant where the potatoes need to be pristine. Step mom stops me and says, "oh no, olives. My family is not going to like these peels. They like their potatoes white" (I did not insert ANY jokes here.) So ok, I peel them some more. Then sister announces that the 5 lbs of red potatoes she brought to add to the 15 lbs of russetts I just peeled should not be peeled, because they will add color. She is heralded as a genius. there are no potatoes for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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My boyfriend's mom thought that feeding me rice was a grand meal for Thanksgiving once....

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OK so maybe not an vegan gripe but an animal lover gripe...

I was buying fabric today to make Mar's holiday bow tie for his photo session* and the counter knows I am crazy for my Mar-bear-cat...This women said she had an older cat that she recently put down....under her breath she said because it was getting litter all over and she did not want her grandchildren sick. what the fizzle!?!? I wanted to punch her...

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Are you serious? That is so messed up.

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I know this is trivial in comparison to others, but I was super-emotional yesterday and I got a little annoyed when another guest shook her head and said disapprovingly, "Wow, you're REALLY going to make your own potatoes, aren't you?" My sweetie's mom is super-supportive and considerate of our veganism, but yesterday, for the first time in four years, she forgot to set aside some potatoes for us (I love mashed potatoes). So she told us we could make our own, and we did. No big deal until someone else had to comment.

I couldn't help but chuckle at this a little bit because she makes it sound like it's shocking and terrible to make more potatoes. People are weird sometimes :/

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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My pet peeve: people who look at living cows, turkeys, etc. and make sophomoric animal noises or comments about how delicious they would be. Dude, I thought that was edgy and funny when I was ten. Grow up.

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