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The side effects of being a vegetarian or vegan
I had always heard that vegetarians and vegans could have deficiencies of B12, Iron and protein because of their diets.
But apparently there is another side effect associated with that lifestyle choice and that side effect is … wait for it … RAGE!
My last blog … didn’t read it, well then just scroll on down to the bottom of the page and click next article, then come on back … sparked quite the outpour of feedback.
And most of it was negative.
Although one woman said, “the next time you have an opinion, don’t go anywhere near a keyboard.” I assumed this woman meant I should expand into the video blogging world so that I can up my profile further … suggestion noted and appreciated. Then again, come to think of it, that same email was also laced with profanity, so perhaps it wasn’t a complimentary suggestion at all.
The best part of that email is that it came from a “fellow meat eater.” I almost wished she had said from a fellow carnivore … or as one of my of my more learned co-workers broke out … an omnivore, assuming that person also eats plants.
Speaking of profanity, I got an email that was brilliant in its simplicity. It said, hey Kevin, you’re a flipping moron. Except instead of flipping, he used a different word that started with an F.
I would be hurt, but it is just too funny to be mad at. And that email is now the new catchphrase in certain sectors of our office.
In addition to RAGE … that’s right, rage so bad it has to be capitalized, another apparent side effect to being a vegetarian or vegan is … wait for it again … HYPERBOLE!
Where do we start?
How about with the multiple people that compared eating animals to human slavery … yeah, those two situations are analogous.
Or we could go to the person who said raising animals to become food is the same as sending your children off to die in a war for their country. Again, those situations are obviously the same.
I got another comment that said my blog was the worst thing ever written.
Take that Mein Kampf and The Great Gatsby … that’s right, I’m going after F. Scott Fitzgerald too.
My blog may be the worst thing ever written … and we can certainly debate the merits of that, though I would probably lose … but not because of the last blog.
I thought meat and other animal bi-products were supposed to lead to problems for the consumers because they are riddled with hormones and antibiotics. But now it appears as though it might be another group being affected.
We might want to investigate a potential outbreak of made tofu dog disease.
Symptoms include unquantifiable rage and inability to spot sarcasm. There is no cure, but reading Blogosaurus has been known to exacerbate the condition.