Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Vegan Dilemma Solutions

Here's what I did (see the post below):

1) I text paged my coworker. Yes text paged her -- this was one of those crazy days where I just couldn't escape the cath lab, and wouldn't run into her otherwise. I said, "Thanks so much for the Indian dinners, that was really sweet of you. Unfortunately, since I'm a vegan, I can't eat them because they have milk. Sorry!" I might whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies as a token of my gratitude, because it was nice of her to think of me.

2) I took the sweater. I'd rather re-use something that would otherwise be given away or end up in a landfill. Further, this way I didn't buy a sweater, which would involve using up resources, energy, and probably in some manner isn't good for the environment. Besides, who other than me will know it's cashmere?


Anonymous said...

i think you took the right descisions, i think also that will be great if you make those cookies for her too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Vegan Doc,
I've been facing similar quandries lately. I think I would have done the same thing: say a polite no to the food w/dairy, and wear the 2nd-hand sweater.

That said, I do have mixed feelings about the sweater thing. I still have lots of pre-vegan wool clothing items, and because they are so visible, I don't want them to send the message that it's okay--in any way--to exploit animals for human goods. I still wear them, but my discomfort with them grows all the time. I'm glad you raised the question, though. It's important to consider the options here.

funwithyourfood said...

Good decisions!