The “original dissenter” is obviously quite dissensitive although somewhat dissociative as well, I think. Perhaps the fact that y’all are suburbanites is the original source of this mental disturbance.

The person who believes all salads on the plate are alive needs to be institutionalized. Quickly. As a practicing vegan, I can assure everyone that, if vegetables have any feelings while on the vine or in the ground, they’ve lost them once they are dead and served up lusciously in one’s salad.

Praise the gourd.