I am not one to disparage anyone…I just don’t believe in it. However, I am observant and won’t get “called out” without addressing the issue.
I am a pescitarian (I eat vegetables and fish, but no meat) and I enjoy my diet. I do however also like leather coats and own several of them. My aversion to animals as meals is dietery…not spiritual.
I recently treated myself to a lunch at a favorite vegan restaurant, and when the waitress came to my table, she visibly scowled at me leather coat. I couldn’t help but notice and sheepishly asked, “Is there a problem?”. She replied, “You are wearing animal hide!”. I pondered for a moment, looked down and said, “Well, I’m not here to order steak…and the cow was already dead when I bought the coat…and by the way…nice shoes.” (which were leather).
My Mom hurt her leg overextending herself and after a week of nursing it, it hadn’t improved so I took her to her Dr. I have to admit that her Dr. is not on my Christmas card list. He walked into the room looking at his clipboard and asked,,”So what’s the problem?”. I let Mom explain what had happened, pointing out that it had been a week. The Dr. looked at me, without so much as looking at Mom or examining her leg in any way. He knows I don’t…hold him in great favor. He snapped at me, “Why did you wait to see me? You should know better!”. Hmmm.
I paused and collected myself and replied, “Well sir. We are here now, and your question is distractive if not foolish. There is no clear answer, and even if there was, you still have not examined Mom to diagnose, prognose or cure what is ailing her. If you spend the rest of this visit actually being a Doctor, I will do my best to get her here sooner so you don’t miss a boat payment.”
I’m just saying.