So, I went out with the intentions of talking to as many people as I possibly could. And things started normally enough. The first two people I talked to were women (at separate times) that had ground beef in their cart. So, I gave them Gardein coupons and explained the benefits of something tasting like the real thing without the dead animal inside. Both smiled and said thank you. The next person I encountered was a woman who made the mistake of saying the words "Grab two dozen eggs" right in front of me. That was practically begging me to share my info on the egg industry with her. So, I did. After I spilled out how they kill the male chicks and eventually the suffering mother hen, I waited to see this lady's response. She looked like she was about to say something with the most vicious scowl on her face. But instead she just continued to hold that look and walked past me. And then I informed a man grabbing a gallon of milk about what happens to the male calves and the dairy cows. His response was, "Actually I know all this." So I asked, "Why do you still buy it if you know this?" He replied, "I guess I'm okay with it?" Me - "Okay with it? But it isn't happening to you. You are okay with it happening to another living being?" Him - "I understand what you are saying, I guess I just don't think about it." Me - "I'm quite certain that the cows wish you would." Him - "Yeah, I understand where you are coming from but I guess I just am okay with it." and he walked away quickly. At this point, my hand started to shake from the adrenaline/fight of flight rush or maybe it was anger or shock. But I had to literally stare at the ingredient listing on items while I waited for my body to calm down. At this point I still planned to talk to a bunch more people. My next interaction was with a person that gave me little hope after his opening comment. He had dairy milk in his cart and so I asked him if he knew about what happened to cows and then shared. His response was that God had put animals here for us to use and eat. (Hence my previous post) So, with little hope in my heart, I proceeded to explain that no God would create living creatures that feel pain and suffer just so humans could make them suffer and die so we could eat them. That would make him quite sadistic and scary. Surprisingly, this seemed to impact him a little. And 54 minutes later, we ended our conversation that touched on nearly everything related to animal rights and animal agriculture. And the man who started by saying that God made animals for us to eat and that it was okay to do what we do to them because animals are not human walked away saying he was sure that he'd be thinking about all that I had said and that it was definitely possible he might change his mind on how he sees this. I know that one thing that really impacted him was when he said, "But part of life is enjoying yourself." This was in regards to what would his family do for fun if they stopped eating animal products. And one thing that I said was "How will you respond if 40 years from now, you kid calls you into his hospital room where he is dying from heart disease or a heart attack and asks you why you addicted him to foods that are known to increase your odds of cancer and heart disease? Would you say, 'Well, we had fun.' " And when he talked about how his family eats out every night and that he wouldn't know what to do if he stopped eating animals, I said, "Let me say what you've said and put it in clear plain English: "I think eating out conveniently is more important than the suffering I cause to sentient beings. Thus, I will cause them to suffer and die so I can keep doing that." I think having it laid out like this helps people to see just how ridiculous what they are saying sounds. Just as when someone says, "But I love bacon." I always restate this back to them as "You are saying that your love of bacon makes the suffering and slaughter of pigs ok." It is much harder to live with it phrased in this way.