A Paltry Understanding Of Poultry

| Related | March 5, 2015

(My father-in-law usually doesn’t cook. One day he invited me and my husband for dinner. Note: He knows I’m vegetarian. I’m not really picky, so I’ll eat nearly everything that’s made from vegetables.)

Me: “What’s for dinner?”

Father-In-Law: “Turkey breast.”

Me: “Uhm, you do know I’m vegetarian?”

Father-In-Law: “Yeah, that’s why I decided to make turkey breasts.”

Me: “But that’s meat. I don’t eat meat.”

Father-In-Law: “But that’s poultry.”

Me: “I don’t eat poultry either. It’s a dead animal.”

Father-In-Law: “But you eat chicken?”

Me: “No. No dead animals.”

Father-In-Law: “Oh. But you do eat fish, don’t you?”

Me: “No. No dead animals for me.”

Father-In-Law: “But what do you eat?!”

Me: “It’s called vegetables.”

Father-In-Law: “Oh. I’m so sorry! I thought you would eat poultry!”

Me: “Oh, don’t bother. I’m eating the side dishes then.”

(I have to explain that to him nearly every time we’re eating with my parents-in-law. Thank god usually my mother-in-law is the chef and she knows what she can cook for me since she likes vegetables more than meat and is always cooking vegetarian for both of us!)

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