Last week I outed myself for a whole day of really dumb things I either said or did. This week it's Mr. Lime's turn because really, I could not make this up.
As the whole family was in the car the topic of various sorts of dietary restrictions came up. Mr. Lime asked for clarification on what made a vegan different from a vegetarian. I explained that some vegetarians will continue to eat some foods from animal sources, like eggs or dairy products, some might even eat fish, however strict vegans won't eat anything animal related at all. Some even go so far as to refuse honey. We then had the following conversation.
Him: Well, I never even heard of vegans until a couple years ago. I thought they were people who believed they were from Venus or some other planet.
Me: (blinking incredulously) You're kidding me, right?
Him: No. I offered some lady at work something to eat and she said, "Oh , I can't eat that. I'm a vegan." So I told her I was an Earthling and we're allowed to eat it on our planet.
Me: (in between guffaws) so it was, "Welcome to Earth, here's a steak?" You really have to be kidding me.
Him: Nope. I had no idea.
Me: (snickering) Your attempt at interplanetary diplomacy is...um...amusing if not entirely successful.
Him: (nodding with a self satisfied grin)