10 Sassy Responses to Things Vegetarians Are Tired of Hearing

10 Sassy Responses to Things Vegetarians Are Tired of Hearing

People choose to become vegetarian for a myriad of reasons. Some may forgo meat because of religion, ethical concerns, or health issues. Whatever reasons a person may have, there are usually a lot of opinions surrounding the choice.

If you are a vegetarian, chances are you have been on the receiving end of at least some of these statements. In case you are too polite to let your sass run wild, I have complied a list of 10 sassy responses to things vegetarians are tired of hearing for your reading pleasure. 

 

You can just remove the meat from this, right?

Um, no. That’s not how it works. Vegetarians do not ingest meat. We do not want our food to contain meat. So please do me a favor and don't cook my food with your meat.  

 

I'll just totes pick this bacon off.  No biggie, amirite?

I'll just totes pick this bacon off.  No biggie, amirite?

How do you get your protein?

Meat is not the only way to get protein. It occurs naturally in lots of food. You know like nuts, dairy, soy, and beans.

 

So do you eat fish?

What do you not understand about "meat free"? If I ate fish, I would have told you I was a pescetarian (people who eat fish but no other meat products). 

 

You mean this is the flesh of a previously living thing? Totes thought it was a potato. 

You mean this is the flesh of a previously living thing? Totes thought it was a potato. 

I could never live without meat/I once went without meat for x days.

Oh my gosh, good for you! We’ve been doing this for years. We’ve practiced self-discipline for years. We are the ones that scour menus and labels to make sure we can eat meat free.      

 

What are you going to do if I eat meat in front of you?

Um, nothing? No, seriously you can eat what you want. You’ve made your choice and we’ve made ours.  

 

So you just eat vegetables?

Yep. Just vegetables. Nothing else. Make it rain salads!  

This is all I want to see for the rest of my life.

This is all I want to see for the rest of my life.

We were made to be carnivores.

Were we? We are doing just fine as herbivores over here.

 

Do you eat dairy?

Why, yes. We are not vegans. Vegans typically do not use or eat anything containing animal products. We, on the other hand, love our grilled cheese sandwiches.

 

You take my chesse, I break your face.

You take my chesse, I break your face.

Do you want a bite of my burger?

LOL. Sure. Then we’ll puke on you. No, but really, why is this joke funny?   

 

Isn’t that really unhealthy?

Yes doctor. Your professional understanding of my dietary needs is so correct that I am shook now. Utterly shook.


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