I’ll try to keep this rant short and sweet.
I have been a vegetarian now for a few weeks. I am currently living with my parents (until tomorrow, whoohoo!) and I cook in the same kitchen as them and eat at the same table as them, every, single, day.
Yesterday evening my mother came home from a shopping trip and said she’d gotten me chicken scewers for dinner. We’re not talking about Quorn ‘chicken’ here, I’m talking about real, was once an animal, chicken on a stick.
What amazes me is after spending so many hours, and days even, making snarky remarks with other people, or even at me, about my eating habits, how one can suddenly forget all that and bring home something I definitely don’t eat for my dinner anymore.
*Note: At no point did I ask for dinner to be bought for me. Just sayin’.
It’s a bit upsetting really, that my own mother can’t remember something like this about me. Imagine if I had allergies! And if I’m super honest it feels very disrespectful to just disregard a great aspect of my life. I mean our diets are very big parts of our lives! I didn’t say anything except, “I’m a vegetarian,” because I didn’t want to argue but I was met with a very insulted response of “I forgot.” She was insulted.
I know a lot of my readers here are vegetarian or vegan and some of the rest of you may have other dietary requirements. I’m just wondering if this is a regular recurrence with people who still live at home and should I get used to it? Let me know your stories in the comments below. 🙂