Federica Tedeschi collection
Okay, just so we’re clear, vegans and vegetarians and people who just don’t eat meat aren’t sitting around waiting for the next person to order a hamburger or steak so that we can sit across from you and give dirty, judgmental looks. Nor are we waiting around to tell you that you’re a bad person for eating meat. If you ASK us, “Hey so why don’t you eat meat?” then yeah, we’ll fucking tell you. But the reason is not necessarily going to be the same for each person. Some are for ethical reasons, others are for health, and hey some of us just hate the texture, taste and smell of meat just like you hate vegetables for the same reasons. Sometimes it’s a mixture of all three. Either way, if you’re not interested, then don’t ask and don’t become defensive and tell us we’re weak and not getting enough protein (because most of us are just as strong as any meat-eater, and get more than enough protein).
And please for the love of god, don’t make stupid, boring jokes that you’re going to sneak meat into our food because A) we’ve fucking heard it before, and B) it’s disrespectful and if I told you I was going to sneak a slice of tomato (yeah the same ones you cringe and gag about like a child) you’d flip the fuck out.
No one gives a fuck what you eat, and you shouldn’t give a fuck what I eat. We may not agree on certain reasons or issues about our food, but I’m not going waste my time and sit there and make you feel guilty. If you feel guilty just by me ordering a vegetarian burrito, then maybe you should start questioning your decisions. But I’m keeping silent and enjoying the fuck out of my meatless food.