When you’re on a crowded bus and someone needs to get by, why does he or she quietly ask, “Can I sneak by?”
There’s clearly no sneaking going on.
When someone wants to convey that he or she has no interest in a certain subject matter, why does that person say, “I could care less,” when clearly that’s not the case?
Then there’s the girl writing names on dressing room doors who asks, “And your name was?”
Is she asking for a maiden name? Perhaps a former alias? She probably means your current first name, but asks in a way that suggests that she’s not thinking before she’s speaking because, in all likelihood, your name still is whatever it has always been.
All of those examples are simple scenarios that illustrate people doing things, or saying things, simply because that’s the way they always have. Continue reading >>>
We met someone at our daily workout club and noticed something that signified that this woman might be a fellow Ahersa human.
She was eating a dairy free yogurt.
Of course, a person’s yogurt of choice doesn’t necessarily define that person’s humanity. Our 9-year-old daughter, though, was determined to ask if this new friend was vegan like us.
And so… we asked.
Her answer came hesitantly, but in the affirmative. We had met another vegan and excitedly discussed recipes and the progression to becoming meat-free.
The encounter raised an interesting point and defines the reason we created Ahersa. Continue reading >>>