Saturday, January 21, 2012

Um, I'm not sure what to say to that.

Private Message exchange: (names have been changed to protect the, um, innocent?)

Ms. Dur: hey, I saw on a forum that you make goat milk soaps. I was thinking of trying to make some myself but I wanted to use a vegan recipe for goat milk soap, do you have any?

Me: Do you mean vegan soap recipes or vegetarian goat milk soap recipes (that use milk but not lard)?

Ms. Dur: No, I mean vegan goat milk soap recipes.

Me: .... It's not possible to make goat milk soap "vegan". I have some that don't use lard, so they are vegetarian, and some that don't use goat milk or lard so they are vegan, but then they wouldn't be goat milk soap.

Ms. Dur: That doesn't make sense. Why can't you make goat milk soap vegan?

Me: Because using milk automatically makes it not vegan.

Ms. Dur: That doesn't make sense. Do you know anyone else who might have some vegan goat milk soap recipes?

Me: I'm not trying to be snarky, but do you know what vegan means? I can promise you that NO ONE can give you a recipe for vegan goat milk soap.I'd be more than happy to give you some vegan soap recipes if you would like but they will not include any milk.

Ms. Dur: Well you don't have to be a ***** about it, I was just asking. 

Colour me mindboggled.


  1. As I understand it, "vegan" means "I do not use or consume *any* animal products, in *any* way, shape, or form", so I'm positively kerflummoxed at the notion of "vegan goat milk (soap)". If you're vegan, I would think such a concept, even assuming it were possible, would be utterly offensive to you! And yet you're the (profanity) for trying gently to point that out?!



  3. Laughing! My eyes would have been crossed if I had been there.... I get that feeling, kinda like I'm gonna sneeze when I'm in the presence of someone who is so. not. getting it! Thanks for a great start to the day. This will bring smiles to me as I go about my daily stuff!

    1. Yeah, it was almost as bad as when I tried to make an appointment to get my Chinese Crested groomed. The lady kept telling me if I wanted a full clip it would be $45 and asking me how matted he was. I kept telling her he was a Hairless Chinese Crested dog, I just wanted him to get a bath and his face and ears trimmed, and she said "what about his body?" I kept telling her he doesn't HAVE hair on his body and she kept replying, "so we will have to shave that all off? Is it matted?" Errr... noooo... it doesn't exist, he is a HAIRLESS Chinese Crested Dog. "So you want him clipped short on his body and cleaned up on the face and ears, that is $45" *facepalm* I just wanted him to have the experience for socialization reasons so i gave up on that groomer and called someone who didn't have their head up their butt, lol.

  4. Oh, for Pete's Sake! Maybe she finally realized she was being an idiot but is the type that she cannot blush, hang her head and apologize for being an idiot!!