Good Morning Folks..
Can’t see the forest though the tree’s
Yesterday on CBC news they announced that Tim’s (our national Coffee and donut shop) who with great fanfare announced that they were jumping on the “no meat band wagon and serving up the ultra-processed plant based proteins mock burgers/sausages in july
Had poor enough sales that they were cancelling this in all province’s other then B.C and Ontario. There is are lots of other fast food that will continue to carry this certain type of veggie burger..
I put up what I considered to be the most polite two sentence comment in the peanut gallery..
I said.. How wonderful, hopefully in the future it be all of Canada.
Now I honestly think if I had just added the little detail that I don’t think ultraprocessed food is a good thing.. that I think you should be able to read what is on your food list as at least a hundred others did.. I would have maybe got one to four comments or clicks..
However I didn’t..
O my Gosh.. so when the first couple very negative comments came in, snarling at me that I was bad for wanting this amazing “meat replacement” gone across Canada.. I blinked and when huh..
I almost answered but I didn’t get a chance before another 10 plus comments came in and they were very unhappy that I could think it wonderful..
I got..mind my own business.. Why should I be allowed to have a say.. if I didn’t like it, don’t order it..
Then it took the first really odd turn.. other people started defending me.. and they were totally on the other side.. eat meat.. (which has nothing to do with my own reason.. I have friends that choose to not eat meat.. its fine.. and if you are going to eat meat, if possible I hope if you can afford to do so… that you buy outside the commercial production and support farmgate local farmers wherever you live)
So they started in-fighting and I walked away to do some work in the kitchen.. when I came back.. it was to another 20 plus comments..
I got called a “snowflake” which made me laugh.. I have never been called that.. It made me chuckle because I am so NOT a snowflake.. However at this point.. it took another turn..
Someone went to my facebook photo and they had moved from the above to deciding to fat shame me.. I should not be allowed a burger of any kind.. this lead to another whole round of both those that decided it was fine to call me fat, my personal favorite was the guy who told me.. mind your own business, you fat cow..
At this point, I was staring at my screen in with a look of WHAT the BLEEP!
Then to give credit where credit is due.. a number of the women and one man who had written and was very angry at me over what they thought was my choice against plant based protein.. jumped back in to DEFEND me. in this angle.. that fat shaming in public was no more ok then not liking a meatless burger..
This lead to a number of them “checking” out my facebook profile and public posts in more detail..
Which lead to the next round.. moving from fat shaming me to .. wait for it..
Me needing to charged because I ride my horse.. my massive 1600 pound horse at my weight.. and that exploded.. I could have explained that I own a horse the size I do so I can ride, that I follow carefully the recommended well studied weight limits, that I have my vet check for chiro issues to make sure they are NOT being hurt when I ride..
It would not have mattered.. so I did not..
At that point.. I had to block, remove and stop the comments that were then flying on my public profile photos so that the nasty things they were writing on it..
Then of course they followed though and hit the blog.. thankfully.. its moderated.. so none of their nonsense made it on here..
At this point, I had over 80 infighting comments.. On my facebook, I think my personal favorite was the one that attacked my art skills.. Wow.. Just wow..
I did not write back.. I did not engage.. I hit delete.. I was sadly the top post, which meant that as they all continued to infight, each new comment meant it was pushed back to the top again.. and again..
I am a blogger, I have a pretty thick skin.. but I was amazed to watch this happen in real time in a mear matter of minutes.. How it went from being happy that a ultra processed food is no longer being sold to intense personal attacks in under 10 min..
The mob.. The mob is alive and well.. it is thriving on the internet!