This is where being vegan gets tricky for me. Basically I don’t want to be an absolute dick while being vegan and my choices while sick were slim. I could have:
1) Told Sam (via text message because I really couldn’t speak) to whip me up some homemade tofu miso soup or make me some DIY vegan ice cream. After all, he was only working, doing school work, taking care of three kids and trying to sanitize my house. No big deal asking him to familiarize himself with ingredients he has never worked with to make my meals.
2) Taken the emergency money and sent Sam to Kroger (no Whole Foods or EarthFare in my neck of the woods) to by $5 pints of coconut ice cream, $3 cans of soup, and maybe some other things for me to dine on. I mean what other emergencies could there be? It doesn’t matter that we spent $150 in copays for the both of us to go to the doctor (yeah, Sam was ill by Friday), $50 for prescriptions, and another $30 for tissues, Lysol, cough drops, and OTC meds. What’s another $50 in food for me?
Now that I’m well I am back to eating vegan. I’m still not 100% vegan because I REALLY don’t like being an asshole vegan. I can’t eat flesh, so I absolutely refuse beef, pork, chicken, and fish. But if the baby feeds me a goldfish I eat it. If the waiter brings my no cheese/no mayo veggie burger out on a buttery toasted bun I eat.