15 Things Vegetarians Are Tired Of Hearing

15 Things Vegetarians Are Tired Of Hearing

So...you're vegan? Um, no.
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I've been vegetarian for half my life, by my own choices, no one else. And it's been a wonderful half of my life being vegetarian, and no, I don't miss meat and yes, I eat eggs. Did I say vegan? Nope. And yes, it's not hard to be a vegetarian.

Below are fifteen things that I've been told or asked over the past decade that still make me roll my eyes every time I hear them. I get it, you just want to know what you're curious about, but most of these are common sense that even meat eaters can guess when they find out someone is vegetarian.

1. So...do you eat eggs?

I'm not vegan so of course I eat eggs or things with eggs in them. That's not an animal, it's just a byproduct. Like milk, which you then probably ask...

2. Or do you eat milk and dairy?

Yes. I love me some ice cream and chocolate milk. Again, I didn't say vegan.

3. Oh, so you eat fish?

No. That's pescetarian. Meat means any animal flesh/muscle. Fish are animals; they have flesh and muscles that people (who aren't vegetarian or vegan) consume. So, again, no.

4. Do you ever miss meat?

Not really. That's a big reason why I'm still vegetarian soooo...

5.Wow, being vegetarian must be SO hard!

It's not really...there's a lot to eat that isn't meat, believe it or not, and a lot of it is healthier and tastier. Plus, at a certain point, being vegetarian just becomes routine.

6. I only went two weeks being vegetarian, ha ha, then I realized meat is way too good to give up.

Good for you for going two weeks without eating meat, but I don't talk about me being a vegetarian at this point (except in this article because it's supposed to be a fun, light-hearted thing my fellow vegetarians can relate to), so I don't need you telling me how great meat it. I don't care.

7. Do you only eat salads?

Vegetarians...

I may enjoy salads, but if that was all I'd eat, that would be a sad life. Believe it or not, there's things like fries and milkshakes and casseroles and pastas and lots of fruits and veggies I can eat instead!

8. I hate vegetables. How do you even like them?

I just do. And I don't need to know that you don't. So, anyways, you gonna eat that broccoli or nah?

9. Oh, so you're vegan?

Um, did I say "vegan"? No, I said vegetarian, and those two are not the same thing.

10. Are you a hippy?

No. Not every vegetarian is a "hippy". Weird concept, I know, but it's true.

11. For personal or health reasons?

Maybe both, maybe one, maybe I was forced into it by some alien lifeform, who knows?

12. Did you watch a documentary or something that made you stop eating meat?

For many vegetarians that I know or have heard of, this is the actual case. But I've honestly never seen a single documentary on the meat industry or health problems, soooo, no, I have not, and not every one has to to stop eating meat.

13. Plants are living, too, so you shouldn't eat them.

Yeah, they are, but I still need to be alive and more many, many reasons I could explain on here but will not, plants and animals are vastly different, so I feel okay eating them. Same with the foods that are byproducts of animals (ex. dairy products and eggs) and not the actual animals themselves.

14. Do you get enough protein/Where do you get your protein?

Milk, eggs, beans, legumes, breads, cheese, yogurt, tofu, protein shakes, veggie burgers, tempeh, etc. etc. They're actually filled with a lot of protein, weird right?

15. C'mon, just take ONE bite!

No, I won't take one bite because I don't eat meat, and your pestering isn't going to make me want to eat any.

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Rant over. Everyone, meat eater or not, go out there and grab you a delicious meal of whatever your heart desires and enjoy every bit of it.


Cover Image Credit: Vegetable Fruit Carving Blogspot

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A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

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5 Things You Need To Know About Thinx Underwear

Those of you with a uterus, listen up.

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I first heard about Thinx underwear two years ago while on a subway in Washington DC. I thought the whole idea of leakproof underwear sounded a bit too much like diapers and brushed the product aside. Fast forward two years, my mom states that she is going to buy a pair to try and offered to get me one too. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, I decided to give it a try. I'm sure glad I did!

If you're not familiar with Thinx allow me to explain. It's a company that prides themselves on creating underwear specifically designed for individuals to wear during their periods. Looking at the reviews, everyone seemed to love them, and after trying them out for myself, I must say I like them quite a lot. Here are a few important things to know about Thinx underwear.

1. It doesn’t always replace your pads/tampons

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I learned this the hard way that if you have a heavy flow, you can't wear Thinx on its own. If you have a light flow, you could get away with only wearing these, but for us poor souls with heavy flows, I recommend making these your new period underwear. You never have to worry about any leaks, even at night!

2. They don't stain

Behold! No bloodstains!

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If you leak onto this underwear, fear not. Merely rinse them in the sink and then throw them in the wash like normal and boom! Clean underwear. No more ugly stained underwear to keep in the corner of your drawer.

3. There’s a bunch of cute designs/colors

There's something for everyone!

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4. They are super comfy!

These feel just like normal underwear.

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When I got my pair, I was worried that this underwear would feel like wearing a diaper or something else uncomfortable, but that was not the case at all! This underwear when you're wearing it feels like normal underwear, and while you're washing it, it feels like a swimsuit.

5. They donate to a good cause

Everyone should have access to period products. Period.

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For every pair of underwear that you buy, the company donates a pair to someone in need. It seems like most are sent to developing countries where women do not have access to proper menstruation hygiene products. In addition to this, Thinx was designed to help cut back the number of disposable pads entering landfills. They designed this underwear to be a more sustainable alternative for people with periods!

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