I am not a vegan

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I am not a vegan

Postby 661-Pete » 25 Dec 2018, 10:54pm

We've recently had a rather lame attempt at a 'joke' in the 'clean jokes' thread, saying that you can always tell a vegan because he/she always tells you so. This carries the negative imputation that anyone who's not a vegan will not tell you what their eating habits are.

Well, I'm about to give the lie to that inference - and throw a hefty spanner in the works to boot, by stating categorically:

"I am not a vegan".

Anyone else care to go on the record, by stating what they are not? :twisted: :lol:

Incidentally, we've just eaten our (non-vegan) Xmas dinner, and I am feeling rather over-replete, and rather stroppy in consequence.... :twisted:
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I am not Brian.

Postby gaz » 25 Dec 2018, 11:14pm

I am not Brian and neither is my wife.

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Re: I am not Father Christmas

Postby 661-Pete » 25 Dec 2018, 11:33pm

gaz wrote:I am not Brian and neither is my wife.

Very good :D . Neither am I Father Christmas
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Re: I am not a vegan

Postby Bonefishblues » 25 Dec 2018, 11:36pm

I'm Spartacus.

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Re: I am not a vegan

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 25 Dec 2018, 11:59pm

Hi,
NO I am Spartacus :mrgreen:

No one implied anyone here was a vegan either.
You are intituled to your opinion as are all of us.
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Re: I am not a vegan

Postby pwa » 26 Dec 2018, 9:07am

I can't remember anyone telling me they were a vegan, so either there aren't any or they are just not talking to me :cry:

I've been vegetarian (not vegan) for decades and there have been people who have known me for years without realising. Not that they should care. It isn't generally high on my list of things to talk about. I suppose people are subjected to the views of activists and jump to the conclusion that everyone else with those dietary constraints is as vocal.

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Re: I am not a bot

Postby brynpoeth » 26 Dec 2018, 9:22am

I am not a bot :wink:
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Re: I am not a vegan

Postby francovendee » 26 Dec 2018, 9:26am

I'M NOT GRUMPY!! :evil: :evil:

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Re: I am not a vegan

Postby Cugel » 26 Dec 2018, 9:29am

I am not nice (except when I am).

Cugel the conflicted.

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Re: I am not a vegan

Postby fossala » 26 Dec 2018, 10:00am

Put yourselves in the mindset of a vegan. Most, if not all vegans think that killing animals is wrong and a lot would argue that it's tantamount to murder. Now imagine if woke up one day and everyone was killing and eating humans, keeping them slaves, raping them, torturing them etc. How would you act, would you talk to people about how killing and rape is wrong, or would you not care, maybe you'd care but not enough to do anything.

To top this off, your strange ethics on not murdering and eating fellow humans is also shamed and belittled on forums as jokes when all you wanted to do was read about bicycles...

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Re: I am not a vegan

Postby pwa » 26 Dec 2018, 11:54am

I'm not vegan but I wouldn't snipe at anyone who takes the trouble to form an ethical way of living that they try to enact, so long as it doesn't harm other people.

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Re: I am not a vegan

Postby Bonefishblues » 26 Dec 2018, 12:08pm

I'd never visited the joke thread until prompted to by this one. I'll not hasten back, tbh. FWIW I don't think that the offending 'joke' was mocking a belief, it was poking the mildest of fun at the earnestness with which it is held by some, which is somewhat different.

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Re: I am not a vegan

Postby mnichols » 26 Dec 2018, 6:19pm

I'm not a vegan, but I am vegetarian. I don't talk about it, and I don't like to talk about it - it's a pretty boring conversation with the same half baked hackneyed arguments being put to you like you've never heard them before.

It's very similar to being a cyclist 'you don't pay road tax', 'you're not insured', 'you should be on the cycle path', 'can't you afford a car?'.

I used to get the same when I told people that I didn't drink. You get tired of having the same conversations with people that you barely know but feel that you need to justify your choices to them.

but you would be surprised how many times you get asked about your dietary requirements. Maybe I get asked more than most as I have to attend a lot of conferences, workshops and business dinners. I try to do it discretely so that I don't have to have THE conversation (again).

I guess that the joke about Vegans could also be told about cyclists.

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Re: I am not a vegan

Postby 661-Pete » 26 Dec 2018, 6:28pm

mnichols wrote:I'm not a vegan, but I am vegetarian. I don't talk about it, and I don't like to talk about it - it's a pretty boring conversation with the same half baked hackneyed arguments being put to you like you've never heard them before.
My point exactly. Perhaps it's a narrow distinction between a 'joke' and an 'insult' - I don't know. I've never been a stand-up comic.

Anyway, from my experience, a vegan won't announce the fact until he or she really has to. Like, when just about to be offered a meal. Nothing wrong with that!

I like vegan dishes - some of the time - for quite simple reasons. I'm probably not the most ethical of people. If I'm wolfing down a plate of - say - gram flour pancakes as opposed to the flour/milk/egg version, it's because I enjoy them. I'm afraid I don't stop to think about the morals - not much!
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Re: I am not a vegan

Postby reohn2 » 26 Dec 2018, 11:17pm

I'm not the label you pin on me.

EDITED for clarity :D
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