Hello humans of the internet! I live in a small southern town and I’m vegetarian. People have opinions about that.
I’ve been vegetarian for awhile now. I don’t have a specific day that I started being vegetarian. I basically just ate less and less meat and then realized at one point that it’d been more than 3 months since I’d had meat so I just committed to that and now I’m vegetarian.
So, I’ve gotten mixed reactions. Mostly people asking me a million questions about what I eat and telling me that I’m the first vegetarian they’ve ever met. But I’m sure you’d rather hear about the bad reactions though, they make for much more exciting blog posts.
- My nana. She wasn’t mad or anything. But she did find a vegan and asked her questions. Nana has given me the same recipe for roasted cauliflower about 4 times.
- Random woman at McDonald’s that saw me order just fries. She asked me if I needed her to buy me a burger. I said no, I don’t eat meat, I just really wanted some fries (I crave fries on my period, so I wasn’t in the best mood). She didn’t really believe me and told me that the fries are less healthy than the burgers. I just smiled and said that’s not why I don’t eat meat. She left me alone.
- My boyfriend. He mostly just teases me and offers me pieces of beef on the few occasions where been out to eat.
- A woman who works with me. She wanted me to know that she’s supports my decision, but does vegetarian include, chicken, goat, and sheep? Or do I just eat beans.
Luckily even my small southern town has a few vegetarian options. If I wasn’t allergic to turmeric I’d have a lot of options.
Are you vegetarian? How do people react to that? Is it normal where your are?