Many times when I eat lunch in our office’s lunch room with coworkers, I get questions like “Why do you want to go vegetarian/vegan? How do you do it? Don’t you miss meat? But meat tastes so good! etc….” In the beginning, I gave my honest answer, “For compassion. No, I don’t miss meat. Vegetables and fruits taste better than meat to me. etc….”
Then I usually get eye rolling back.
Especially when I talk about how much I like animals, how cute they are, how loving they are, and why do people have the right to kill to eat them. Coworker even tried to argue with me that the purpose of having animals in this world is for human to kill and eat. Seriously, according to this coworker, that is the sole purpose of animals. That just makes me sad and angry.
I don’t like to argue. Also when it’s 10 people against 1, it’s hard to get your point across. So most of the time, I just stop talking after a while. Plus it’s work, so I don’t want to be fighting with my coworkers.
Maybe I should just eat lunch on my own….
Do you get this kind of reaction when people find out you are vegan? Or trying to go vegan? How do you deal with it? How do you react?