In response to Daily Prompt’s: Plead the Fifth
What question do you hate to be asked? Why?
I had to spend a long time thoroughly questioning myself to find that which question I hate to be asked and at first I couldn’t think of any question that would irritate me. But I was wrong. There is one question I hate being asked.
I hate being asked, “Are you a vegetarian?”
There you go daily prompt. Don’t ever ask me if I am a vegetarian in one of your prompts and we are good.
I don’t mind people who don’t know me at all asking me whether or not I am a vegetarian. That is completely understandable and I know they are trying to get to know me better. But, what annoys me is when the people who know me very well choose to ask me this question and unbelievably, I often get bombard with this question at or—during—family parties, weddings by my relatives or friends. So I usually don’t lose my calm and just let it go. I don’t mind the question that much but what bothers me the most is that the way and the tone people use to ask this question; in which case, I have to try my best to not lose my temper. They already know it’s my personal choice to be a vegetarian yet they keep interrogating me for reasons because my choice doesn’t match theirs. I hate having to explain why I like something over the other because it doesn’t matter to people why I like a certain thing or has a different food style than them. Another thing is, this question come in many different forms.
“You don’t eat any meat?!”
“Do you eat fish?”
“Have you ever tried ………?”
“How can you not eat meat?”
“Why do you like this and that…..?”
blah blah blah
It’s 2015 and I can eat whatever I like and pleases my taste buds. I don’t get why some humans would even think that they can go around questioning other people if they are carnivores or omnivores! It isn’t always acceptable, dude.