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The vegan way

/ 01:24 AM October 17, 2015

Our vegetarian friends have interesting tales to tell. Here are a few:

A friend related how her relatives reacted the first time they found out that she wanted to become a vegetarian. Her uncle, a doctor, warned her, “If you don’t eat meat, you’ll get sick and die!”

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She replied, “Don’t worry, Uncle. I’ll make sure I won’t die being a vegetarian.” My friend has been a vegetarian for 40 years now—even her children were raised as vegetarians!

Another story: A vegetarian ordered pizza with pepperoni—but, he was shocked to find meat on his pizza. The waiter reasoned, “The pepperoni is the meat, sir!” He replied, “I thought pepperoni meant pepper!”

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Sometimes, it’s difficult to explain what a vegetarian consumes. Some of them have “developed” their unique answers to explain their diet—like, “I don’t eat anything with eyes—or anything with a face!”

Another vegetarian friend received a gift from her Chinese visitor. When she examined the plastic packet, it had a whitish object inside. After reading its ingredients, she said, “This is jellyfish!” Her guest said, “That’s OK—that is also vegetarian!”

Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer was also a vegetarian, and used to pray, “Lord, please protect all those that breathe!”

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