The semester’s almost over. Hopefully there will be some more regular posting then.
Ever watch the show Wife Swap? Hopefully you don’t, because it’s a terrible show, but it’s one of those things that just sucks me in. The premise is that every week, 2 families send the wives to each other for 2 weeks. The families are always polar opposites on some level- like, extremely conservative vs. ultra liberal; quiet homebodies vs. mega-party-ers; stay-at-home-mom vs. CEO career woman… and this week, cattle ranchers vs. vegans.
Honestly, I’d hoped that no self-respecting vegan would ever volunteer for this show. You see, one of those weeks you have to live by the other family’s rules. As in, the first week the vegan wife goes to the cattle ranch, she has to eat meat, because that’s the family rule. She gets to change it the next week, but at that time, the cattle-rancher wife makes the rest of the vegan family eat meat.
And they did.
The show’s not over yet, and I’m going to guess that the vegans will go back to eating vegan, and the children of the cattle rancher will probably feel more comfortable with vegan food (though I can’t see that they’ll have the opportunity to eat that way again until they’re adults), but I’m having a hard time reconciling that.
Would you eat meat for a week if it meant that you maybe made a couple of kids a little more vegan friendly?