Nope – NOT me.
While I was walking through downtown to work, a lady accosted me around 1st and University asking for help finding the overpass that leads to the ferry terminal. Now it’s quite a bit farther down than University, so I pointed her in the right direction and kept moving. (It’s at 1st and Marion for the curious)
She was one of those really chatty people, and trundled along with me in that direction and kept up a steady stream, apparently requiring only the most minimal of responses from me as an indication to continue.
The strangest thing she said, just before turning off down the ramp, involved turkeys – and eating them. “You know, we’re not meant to eat meat… Our bodies aren’t built for it. That’s why vegetarians are healthier”.
Now I’m the first to admit there are a lot of healthy vegetarians out there, and there are a lot of (I think) very good rationals behind eating vegetarian. But that argument is so spurious that it left me sort of stunned in that Im-not-quite-awake-enough-for-this sort of way. I mean, really – if that were the case, why don’t we have molars all around our mouths instead of cuspids and bicuspids. Why can we even digest meat if we weren’t built do to so.
I watched her walk down the overpass thingy to the ferry thinking “Wow, what we she smokin?” and looking forward to a little cooking, eating, and drinking frenzy tomorrow on the Day of the Bird. Probably won’t do the football watching – but I’m sure we’ll come up with something fun to do.