Perfectionism, or A Day In The Life of A Learning Vegan
Have you ever seen the movie When Harry Met Sally? Sally had a knack for being very particular about what she would order at a restaurant. Sally should have been a vegan; she could have done a wonderful job! "I'll have apple pie a la mode, but only if the apples are organic and if you have Rice Dream. How is the crust prepared? If there's eggs or milk then only bring the Rice Dream."
I like the word particular when describing myself. I am not difficult, I am particular. I know what I am looking for and if you don't have it, that is fine. I will munch on these baby carrots from the vegetable tray while I am here.
At the shoe store I have a particular shoe in mind. "I am looking for a non-leather Doc Marten in Oxblood, which I will refer to as Beet Juice, and some thick cotton socks please, no wool."
Reading labels at the grocery store can be time consuming. (More Certified Vegan symbols please!) I have often witnessed my fellow perfectionists with lists of ingredients in hand, much like foreign travelers carrying their language dictionaries. "Qu'est que c'est Calcium Chloride? Mange la honey? NON!"
Reading is a good pastime for us perfectionists. First, it isn't interrupted every eight minutes with yet another fast food commercial. Second, I like to have all my vegan facts straight. Things like, "No, B-12 is not a perfect example of why people need to eat meat." Reading all the latest studies that support my decision to be vegan is very inspiring. And, I ALWAYS remember to click on links so that my favorite organizations will receive a percentage!
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