The professor was in the right, in my opinion. If you demand to have a different choice because of your lifestyle choices, then don’t take away everyone else’s choice because of your lifestyle choices.
^ I agree with beatusmongous on that point. I hate kids allergic to shit because it means my kids don’t get to eat stuff they like in school in case one of those untrained, self-righteous little shits has a little attack.
^ Allergies are a bit different than being a vegan or choosing not to eat a certain product for political reasons. At least you can send your kids to school with lunch boxes with the stuff they want to eat.
Well it was a dick move. Really, for one meal out of your life you can’t do without meat? Unless the meal was a plate of fruit and tofu which is unpalatable even to me, then grow up and expand your mind Professor Dick and the OP. People really need to shut up about vegans and vegetarians, and vegans vegetarians really need to quit being so self righteous. Eat what you want and sthu. Build a bridge and get over it.
I actually don’t think it was a dick move. It was a lesson in how the world turns for the student.
If she needs to insist that there be a vegan option, she should have, without even thinking about it, provided a meat option when it was her turn. Instead, she insisted everyone see it her way with no other option while she previously demanded that people should cater to her way with an option.
I’m with the Professor on this one and, though as it was pointed out that this is fabricated because of the domino’s/pizza hut thing, I probably would have done the same thing if one of my students pulled this.
I think the professor’s a dick. Even if the vegan should have brought meat for everyone else, the professor could have made this point along the lines of some of the comments above, rather than being a dick about it.
But I don’t see why the vegan should bring meat for everyone else. I brought food to my dance group last night and there wasn’t any meat in it. There are other things to eat, and surely one of the advantages of having different people bring the food different times is that you get an interesting variety of food you haven’t tried before. Hopefully.
The vegan doesn’t eat meat the other weeks because she is opposed to eating meat. If she said that no one else should eat meat at the meetings either, that’s getting into preachy territory. But she’s not doing anything LIKE that.
If some of the other attendees are morally opposed to eating fruits and vegetables, then it would be arguably equivalent. (Except that they’d be dead and not at the meeting.)
Here’s the thing: If you insist on not having any wheat products because of the way wheat is treated, but others don’t agree with your point of view, who are you to FORCE them not to have wheat when it is your turn? What if someone’s particular diet requires they eat primarily wheat products for their health reasons? It’s not up to you to decide the morals of others. Doing so is even more annoying than driving the exact speed limit while in the passing lane, effectively FORCING others to obey the law whether they choose to or not.
I do agree with the idea of having different foods, though. I’m up for trying new things.
Randy, your kids’ school sucks. They are trying to do the same things at my daughters’ school, too, and I don’t like it. Just because RayBeam in the 5th grade is allergic to mint shouldn’t keep my second grader from enjoying roast lamb with mint jelly.
wow… maybe this story is true… maybe not. but the professor in this story is a douche. i am a meat eater, but who care if others are vegans. If this story is real then there was no need to make the girl feel small. she probably worked very hard on those meals, spending her own money and time to prepare them. i’d be annoyed if i made a perfectly fine meal and the person i cooked it for told me to order a pizza.
I think the professor is just making a point based on principle, he probably doesn’t really care what the food option is. If everyone else had to separately accommodate her for every meeting, then it would make sense that she would have a variety for others. It’s one thing to make a personal choice for yourself, but why force everyone else into it, especially when there isn’t a dietary requirement involved (i.e. an allergy)? Throw some cheese on it!!
All this anger towards Miss Anne. I think she is the star of the lame book feedback section.
She’s full of vitriol, wit, humour and words that make me reach for the dictionary.
I have no idea why Lamebook even has this feature to comment on inbreds by trolls, but when in Rome…
Everytime you harrass Miss Anne, you get weaker and she gets stronger
So what if a vegan doesn’t provide a meat option? I’m sure the Prof was an omnivore and generally eats veg stuff anyways. Or should we now be insisting that Jews provide a bacon dish instead of forcing their dietary needs on us? Ps mmmmmm bacon!!!
Ah…food for groups of people. This is actually a touchy subject for me. I have a medical condition that keeps me from eating, well, pretty much everything. Wanna know what I learned to do? Bring my own food. Why? Because I don’t think it’s fair for others to have to limit their choices because of me and I don’t want anyone to go out of their way to accommodate just me. I guess that makes me considerate and we all know there’s no room for that nonsense.
and vegans never bring their own food. they all insist loudly on being catered for especially, and throw tantrums if they don’t get their own way. all the time.
and jacqbone, you sound like a right fucking treat to have at a party. no wonder you bring your own food, it’s the only way you’d get in the fucking door.
I bet you tell everyone why you’ve bought your sad little tupperware dish, too. And make everyone feel sorry for you, and uncomfortable, and just generally fuck everything right up.