Tips on Dealing with Uninformed Eaters
Let’s face it, uninformed is just a fancy college word for ignorant. But whatever you call it, the fact still remains that I live in the heart of beef-land America, home of the “worlds best” burger, the most bar-b-q restaurants per capita of any city in the nation, and about 150,000 people who think the word vegan is something that has to be treated by antibiotics after a visit to the OB/GYN. Needless to say that I regularly come into contact with more than my fair share of less-than-educated eaters. So, what is a man to do when he is told he by someone wearing a handlebar milk mustache that he is not eating the way God intended? Or what words should come out of my mouth each time the McNugget mom tells me that I am too hard on my kids? Well, I’m not sure I have an answer.
I am not one for confrontation. In the state where there are as many guns as there are hormone-riddled cattle, I tend to tap the brakes on telling everyone that they are on the fast track to a Kentucky-fried funeral. But do we let ignorance go uncorrected? Do we grab the wheel of the bus of misinformation like Officer Jack Traven and try to steer it back to safety?
So I will do what most tend to do these days. I will fill myself with keyboard bravery (comments without consequence) and shoot from the hip in response to the 5 dumbest comments I get about food. Then, just for good measure, I will add what I should probably say in real life.
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