Transcript: “I have to say, I thought you were a lot smarter and considerate than you have proven yourself to be. You are very weel aware that I’ve been getting more and more serious about my veganism, and over the past few weeks I’ve insinuated several times that I feel uncomfortable having animal products in our house. The reason I’ve settled with merely implying these feelings is to avoid an argument, awkward conversation, or an irritated note such as this one. But after seeing your latest haul from the supermarket, I have to be blunt with you. 1) Yes, I know that we live in a world where we’re all supposed to be “tolerant.” However, I believe we have to stick up for our beliefs and draw the line somewhere. If you knew that a neighbor of yours was abusing their child, would you turn a blind eye and be “tolerant” of it? Would you say that your neighbor simply has a different world view than your own? I doubt it. Same with me. I can no longer tolerate seeing meat, eggs, dairy, honey, or any other products from animals in our kitchen or anywhere else in the apartment. Do you understand? 2) I’m truly disturbed by your lack of respect for my feelings and morals. You could at the very least eat these things away from me, like when you’re out of the house. You could have done it in your room. That second suggestion isn’t an option anymore, though, since I told you I will not allow these types of food anywhere in the house. 3) Why do you buy so much meat? You buy chicken, steaks, ground beef, and trashy “snacks” like Slim Jims, beef jerky, spam and sardine cans. This is a waste. I can guarantee that you will not eat even half of these things. 4) Please think about changing your diet. I realize that you will probably choose to continue being a meat eater outside of our apartment, bu let that small grain of doubt lead you to a better path. You can still have great-tasting food as a vegan. You’ll probably want to start slow as a vegetarian and take it from there. Trust me, you will be healthier and you will even look better.”
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