Forty Fads I’d Like To See Again
I’ve been a vegetarian for almost as long as I can remember. I mention it here once in a while (usually when I’m posting birthday wishes to former PETA spokespersons). However, when people ask me why I am a vegetarian, I typically just say that it’s because “I like most animals better alive than dead.” There are a lot of other reasons, but I don’t like to get into long-winded discussions about my diet/politics/spirituality/etc. I don’t brag about my vegetarianism and I don’t make a big deal of it when I’m eating out. I can order from a meat-filled menu without making it seem as if I’m being persecuted for my personal beliefs.
I wish that everyone else could do the same. Listening to self-diagnosed celiacs makes me wish that some Jehovah’s Witnesses would ring my doorbell so I could have a reason to leave the dinner table. It’s obnoxious to lectures others on their diets while they’re eating.
Wouldn’t the world be a better place if “diet discretion” came into style? I think so!