…in an e-mail to Jonah–cc’ed to me–raises an excellent point. The only possible solution, I regret to say, is for Jonah to stay vegan longer. And since it was to Jonah, I’m going to space it out:
subject: Veggie article doomed to fail! Sorry.
Jonah, I was a vegetarian for 11 years, vegan for one. It is difficult and it is — for most — a gradual transition. I know you will write a good article. I suspect it will be funny, but it won’t be real. Comparable to choosing an acetic, monastic life out of zeal and vocation and losing a bet, I’d say.