Oh, vegetarians, you're a funny bunch. Sometimes you do things like wear leather boots and jackets -- perhaps, on occasion, maybe even a little fur. Other times you just throw food.
A 30-year-old woman aboard a Newark-bound Continental flight lost her spelt when she was served a non-vegetarian meal, throwing her tray -- and her food -- at the flight attendant.
Port Authority was called, officers met the plane when it landed, no charges were pressed, the end have a nice day.
This story perplexes me for two reasons. One, aren't vegetarians supposed to be all peaceful and kind and Snow White-like? And two, is Continental still serving free meals?
I respect the vegetarian. Really, I do. A year or two ago, I had a brief stint as a vegan, and let me tell you, it was no walk in the park. Meat is ... everywhere! To avoid it altogether, all the time -- bravo, my friends. You're a better gal than I.
But, let me ask you this, dear tray-thrower: Why are you a vegetarian? Not to be crass, but -- why do you refuse the meat? My guess is because you love animals. You think it's cruel and barbaric to eat them. You just want them to live their lives in peace. Am I getting warm? Well, if you're so pro-peace, what about other humans? Particularly those of the flight attendant variety?
Getting the wrong meal, for lack of a better word, sucks. And I know from experience. I don't eat dairy, and nine times out of ten when I go out to eat, some piece of cheese or sour cream makes its intrusive way to my plate. I don't throw my plate at the cashier waiter, though. I pout and complain to whoever I'm with, eat around the dairy, and vow to never go back to said establishment.
My point is, there's no need for violence. Especially from a person who supposedly comes from a place of peace, a person who probably pushes her beliefs on everyone else doesn't want to hurt others. So, just leave the flight attendant alone, you big meanie!
As for my other question -- is Continental still serving free meals? The answer is no.
What do you think of this vegetarian's behavior?
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