Leafleting was great today! Four teenage girls eagerly received their booklets:
Girl #1: “Ugh, I can’t look at these pictures!”
Girl #2 (to me): “Are you vegetarian?”
Girl #4: “What do you eat?”
Me (while giving them Guides): “Everything other than our animal friends – easiest thing I’ve ever done!”
Girl #1: “That’s it! Let’s do it! I can’t look at these pictures…I need to go vegetarian. Seriously, let’s do it! Now! Done.”
Girls #2–4: “Okay; Okay; Done!”
Kate and I met many more vegetarians and vegans at DePaul University than last time. I also met a guy collecting signatures for a gay rights issue who commended our work. He said he knew many people who became veg because of receiving a booklet.
I handed out all 100 booklets in just 45 minutes at St. Petersburg Community College! Thank you so much for your help. I can't tell you how good it felt today watching about 90% of people reading the booklet as they walked away, and about 15% actually sitting down to read it. This has increased my motivation – I am really excited to continue!
Lots of interest at Baylor University. A number of people mentioned going veg from getting a booklet in the past. This is something I hear regularly but fail to report since I hear it so much – I know most change without saying so.
Darina and I had a long but awesome day of leafleting at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia, where we reached a combined 2,252 students. One young woman let us know that it was receiving the Even If You Like Meat booklet four years ago that convinced her become a vegetarian. Then, a young man let me know that he had just celebrated his two year anniversary of going veg; again, it was an Even If You Like Meat booklet handed to him on campus that got him on board.