If you keep doing the same thing over and over, you shouldn’t expect a different outcome. Right?
So even though I have no interest in the vegan lifestyle and had only eaten vegan food at a vegan restaurant my friend dragged me to because she had a deal there, and despite the truth that I love meat, I felt drawn to the vegan spinach noodles in the grocery store for some reason. That reason probably has more to do with the fact that the dish was pre-made and all I’d have to do was open the package than that I was truly trying to change my actions to alter my results, but still.
And what were those results, exactly? Did I suddenly see the vegan light and proclaim all other diets absurd? Did I spend all night researching restaurants that would satisfy my new eating habits so I wouldn’t have to make my friends uncomfortable when I showed up for brunch and announced, “Well, I guess I’ll have the fruit salad since it’s the only thing on the menu I can eat”? Did I renounce my omnivorous ways and check out of the library all those books that previously made me wary because I didn’t want to learn about the horrors associated with what I consume?
That’s a big no. The dish, while not completely disgusting, was not good either. And it left a weird taste in my mouth that not even the bagel, 2 bowls of ice cream, and 4 Reese’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups miniatures that I ate after dinner could erase.
So I won’t be eating vegan again on purpose. But if you have a deal for a vegan restaurant, I’m there. I can’t resist a good deal, even if it’s for something I don’t want.