If you are a non-vegetarian, then you probably have heard the ughhs and yucks of a vegetarian friend sitting by you, at least once in a while. However hard you try to look ‘absolutely fine’ with it, you do get annoyed with it, don’t you? It’s also the same, the other way round (I guess). While it’s not worthwhile to comment on food, here are some diminutive cliches every non-vegetarian has heard from a vegetarian and felt like smashing something in the face:
10. How Can You Be Sure That They Are Clean?
We’re not dumb enough to get hold of anything and cook it right away. Flesh CAN be cleaned and it is. And, we make sure that it is. Why would we anyway not look to cleanliness? And by the way how can you be sure that the veggies are without a speck of germ? This is, in one phrase; as annoying as it can get.
9. What If You Get Married To A Vegetarian?
“I would be careful not to marry a vegetarian like you” – isn’t this your inner self speaking within? Even if we non-vegetarians get married to vegetarians, we would do our bit to talk on matters relating to food much before tying the knot. The concern is, well, not required at the moment. Huh!
8. Did You Know How They Kill Them?
It’s troublesome if a vegan comes up with this right before you open your mouth to grab a bite of your meal. However much hypocritical it may sound, who likes to get a graphic description of the whole process? But that’s the way these pseudo-moralists behave and irritatingly so. We know it’s harsh but couldn’t the topic be brought up later on?
7. There’s No Variety In Non-Veg Cooking
You must have known this that vegetarians stay under the impression that there is no variety in the dishes made out of meat. It’s all those spices cooked together giving out the same aroma. Okay, comparatively it might be true. But nobody can have the same dish for days, can they? So, use your brains. And, look out and see the number and variety of non-veg dishes available.
6. Vegetarian Food Is Healthier
Accepted! But what about those French fries? Can anyone forget about their weight issues and gorge on French fries at will? Even deep fried veg-pakodas, for that matter. Healthy or unhealthy – it totally depends on the one who is cooking food.
5. You’ll Live An Extra 10 Years If You Become A Vegetarian
Really? But even the thought of living without non-vegetarian food arouses a sense of terror in Non-Vegetarians. Those extra years don’t sound attractive, at all. Switching to being vegetarian is therefore a distant, way distant thought.
4. Why Meat? You Could As Well Have Had Milk Products For Protein
Can milk EVER be a substitute for a chicken sandwich? Can someone get it to their heads? Had milk been so wonderfully tasty, meat wouldn’t have survived. We just can’t make that switch. Okay, cheese, butter, paneer are tasty, but we like them served up with our favorite non-veg delicacy even more.
3. You Should Have Asparagus For Your Digestion
“I don’t think this suggestion is required at this point in time when I have food in my mouth.” Felt like this? It’s hard to make vegetarians understand the fact that we do take care of our bowels. Else, we wouldn’t have seen happy mornings ever. Only having vegetarian food is not the path to a successful morning. Really!
2. What’s That You’re Eating? (Makes a crooked face)
Its meat, can’t you see? But this answer is not what is expected. Through the process of forming an answer for this question, you are expected to feel inappropriate and uncomfortable. Now, how many haven’t faced this?
1. You Are Murdering Animals For Food
So what do you think you’re doing? Hugging them? Nurturing them? Making a farm for them? Stop the hypocrisy. Guys, living things have to feed on living things to survive. That’s the norm. And for your information, plants have life too.