In 2002 I became a pescatarian (a vegetarian that eats fish). I was working at a Boy Scout camp and got tired of the same food every week, and I noticed that the vegetarians got exciting and different food each day. Out of stubbornness this lasted for 8 years.
I had a set of rules governing exceptions to my vegetarianism:
- In foreign countries, eat their food; it's their culture.
- If dining as a guest the host overlooked or forgot my vegetarianism, I'd make no fuss in eating meat.
- Lastly, if it wasn't on my list of previously eaten animals, it was fare game. This I dubbed the Pokémon rule.
Now I eat meat once more, but I still hold the Pokémon rule. I'm attempting to eat one of everything, and always looking for a new critter to eat (bonus points for cute things).
Animals, Gotta eat 'em all!