From the BBC, entertaining tales of vegetarians going abroad only to find out that much of the rest of the world thinks they’re nuts.
While the Prick is about as firm a supporter of personal liberty and individual choice – de gustibus non disputandum est, and all that – as can be, it seems a bit silly to travel while closing one’s self off to one of the activity’s (potentially) great delights and instead eat plain white rice three meals a day. Happily a number of those quoted manage to make their peace with meat while on the road – though many more seem to have no trouble with turning up in Cuba or Africa or such places and demanding that their first world ascetisism.
On the flip side you get to experience some wonderful non meat local dishes that often don’t come out. I remember a night in Prague, before it was popular, a wonderful lentil and spinach meal (yes yes probably a fate worse than a maccaa meal for most) matched with a Czech ale for the sum of $2.50.
At least they don’t discriminate when it comes to their condescending attitude. It’s good to know that when in Rome, they expect the Romans to bend to them … And the Indians, Malaysians, West Africans etc
“Cows eat salad, and I eat cows” <—- the sole rule in "Steve's rules for good eating".
Cows are really just compressed salad.
Why are vegetarians disappointed when the rest of the world doesn’t have exotic vegetarian dishes waiting for them at every restaurant? Surely they realise that they are a small eccentric minority that has even smaller enclaves with ever more restrictive rules on what they choose to eat. My brother is a strict vegetarian and he is hell to travel with, I get a constant moan about restaurants that serve him two side salads instead of putting it all on one plate, or how the world should be ready and waiting for him to enter and order vegetarian. He states he won’t eat meat because he doesn’t like the taste of it. I asked ‘If I gave you a meal that contained meat but the flavour of which was undiscernable, would you eat it?” He wouldn’t. If I ever eat at his place he always has veggies burgers which are offered with the following recommendation ” Try it, it tastes just like normal hamburger”. Vegetarians love to have company to share their misery, that’s why they are always trying to convert people or make them feel guilty about what they eat. Strange people.
In the end vegetarians probably cause more animal deaths than meat eaters – http://theconversation.edu.au/ordering-the-vegetarian-meal-theres-more-animal-blood-on-your-hands-4659