Vegan Runner Makes Outrageous Request On Nextdoor

We're barely three months into 2020 and already a strong contender has emerged for the "Biggest Crybaby of the Year" award. According to KTVU news, the Twitter account @BestNextDoor, which shares neighborhood drama from social networking service Nextdoor, recently posted this doozy: A vegan runner in Berkley, California is asking neighbors to close their windows when cooking meat, so as not to offend their delicate nose. Grab some popcorn or better yet, a rack of smoked ribs — this is the sort of whining that makes the crying contestants on The Bachelor look like hardened Navy Seals. 

The post starts off with the vegan runner saying "it's always hard for me this time of year when the weather starts warming up and folks start opening their windows." Hoo-boy, we can all see where this is going. This is when the jogger really lay out their trials and tribulations. 

"Several nights a week I'm out running around dinnertime and when people have their windows open I can smell what they are cooking," the request read. "I've noticed a sharp uptick recently in smells of folks cooking meat and it can be quite overpowering. Quite honestly the odor is offensive and I'm hoping our community can have some empathy for its #plantbased neighbors by closing their windows if they are cooking meat and only putting vegetables on their bbq."

Hey, that seems like a reasonable request — in a "the universe revolves around my constant happiness" sort of way.  

Obviously, people had some strong opinions on this Nextdoor request

The vegan jogger ended the post saying that they "don't want to be a stereotype" before encouraging others to "join the movement" and do some research on "why the odor of cooking animals is offensive."  

Somehow, Twitter didn't implode on itself when the tale of misery and plea for mercy made its way to the Internet. As you can probably guess, people had plenty to say. "As a carnivore bbq chef, it's always hard for me this time of year when the weather starts warming up and vegan runners start running by my windows," one person tweeted. "You know what else smells terrible? Runners. Have some respect, exercise indoors with all the windows locked," chimed another

While some vegans did sympathize with the runner's request, others said it gave vegans a bad reputation. "I'm a vegetarian. This is absurd," tweeted one person

Ah, c'mon now, least they tried not to be a stereotype. Perhaps the runner's neighbors just need some veggie grilling tips.