Crystal - posted on 08/24/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )
I was just reading the "eating pets" thread and got to remembering when I was a vegetarian (I'm not anymore - when I got pregnant I craved meat and have just been too lazy to go back to my vegetarian ways).
I remember people would actually get OFFENDED that I was a vegetarian! Why do some people feel that this decision of mine was personally affecting them? Or was that why they were offended? Once certain people found out I was a vegetarian, they would ask very rude questions and my friend and her boyfriend got huge burgers "just to spite me" and would make a huge production of eating them... what the heck??
While I was a vegetarian, I never went up to people eating meat and started harrassing them about their decisions!
Did this just happen to me or has it happened to other vegetarians out there? I think part of the reason may have been my location - America's meat-eating midwest. Even now that I do eat the occasional meat, I have much respect for those who choose not to.