Friday, June 13, 2008

Sorry for saving a sea turtle.

I have learned something about myself since starting the Plastic Diet:

I don't like to inconvenience people. Or step on toes. I like to blend like a chameleon.

When I first started following a vegetarian diet, I remember my friend Dana inviting me over for dinner. She made chicken soup and pasta with meat sauce. She told me to "eat around the meat," and I DID. So meek was I.

But our plastic-free adventure has made me step out of my comfort zone. On day 1, I couldn't request a real fork when everyone else was using plastic. But today, I can!

I started a new job yesterday, and they feed us breakfast and lunch. They set out plastic spoons and paper/plastic-y bowls at breakfast, but this morning I just ASKED (remember.. it never hurts to ask!) where the spoons were. I got a real spoon, a real bowl, ate my cereal, washed my dishes and went on with my life. Plastic free and apology free!