A bit of political in-correctness, a bit of being annoying, and a bit of chauvinism.
Today, the sun was out, and the weather was beautiful (very rare in England). What better way to celebrate this other than through having a barbecue and watching skimpily dressed women.
It's always a cruel sight watching vegetarians at barbecues. Everyone is tucking into huge slabs of meat, except one vegetarian person, who is eating a lonely corn on the cob, making sure that no meat touches it on the grill lest, god forbid, the corn is contaminated. I had a conversation with a vegetarian girl, and the conversation went like this:
Me: so you're not eating that corn ha?
Skimpy: No, a burger rubbed against it.
Me: so you wouldn't eat anything that touched meat?
S: of course not.
Me: even if the meat is uncooked?
S: that's even worse.
Me: So how do you know that a rabbit hasn't nibbled on every corn on the cob you eat when it was in the field?
S: that's live meat, not uncooked meat.
Me: what's the difference?
S: you're taking things to their logical extremes.
Me: how about fish? do you eat that?
S: sure. I'm a vegetarian, not a vegan.
Me: aha. so are dolphins ok?
S: of course not!
Me: why not?
S: they're mammals!
Me: so the distinction is mammals now?
S: well and they're also endangered species.
Me: That's not true. Only certain kinds are endangered. They're tons of dolphins around. What are you talking about.
S: again, you're taking things to their logical extremes.
Me: so why don't you eat meat then.
S: because it's cruel to the animals, and they have a right to live, and it takes so much more energy and resources and money to produce a calorie of meat than to produce a calorie of e.g. wheat, and we can spend that extra energy and money to help the poor of the world etc....(we all know the arguments)
Me: how about milk and eggs?
S: I eat that.
Me: do you know that most of the cruelty that happens to cows and chicken is when they're milked or forced to produce eggs.
S: I didn't say I was perfect.
Me: Heh, it's funny. In the arabic world, people who don't eat meat are seen at best as weird, at worst as sissies with something wrong in their head.
S: Yeah, I can't see Jamal Abdul Nasser being very effective and credible when he says, "destroy Israel!" and then saying , "Oh, can I have a vegetarian sausage and a low falt soya milk please?"
Me: Anyway, these burgers are good. I'm getting another one. You want one?