A very strange thing keeps happening to me. It happened again last night. I was out to dinner with a group of women who I know to say hello to but not much more.
The conversation turned to groceries and one lady started talking about how much she paid at the butcher's recently. She barely got the word meat out of her mouth before she stopped to address me directly "We don't eat a lot of meat but we do eat it"
I'm not an evangelistic vegetarian or even a vegetarian, I'm not a nutritionist or an animal rights campaigner and I don't have an anti-meat tattoo on my forehead so I don't know why people seem to want to justify their meat eating ways to me!
And how much is a lot of meat, anyway?