Today I was at Timmy with a friend, who ordered hot chocolate… and it came double cupped (!!). I made a comment about it to my friend.
Well! I was, honestly, a bit surprised at her response! Maybe I just hang out with too many environmentally-“open” people, but she rolled her eyes and scoffed! She didn’t want to hear any of it and laughed and cut me off!
This is the first time I’ve encountered this response to my plans to go plastic-free. I was a bit taken aback and had no idea how to reply! I tried to comment on the albatross of Midway Island to make my point, but again was cut off. (In a laughing, joking sort-of way, so I wasn’t insulted, just… surprised!)
Any tips on what to do if (and, more likely, when) this happens again? I just stepped down off my soap box because I didn’t want to get preachy and put her off. (Again, though, we *are* friends so I know how far I can push with her.)
She wasn’t mad or anything, but should I just zip my lips when I meet this type of “closed-mindedness” (for lack of a better term)? Or should I push a bit? Or..? Like I’ve said before, I generally tend to keep quiet about my feelings on the topic, but need to start pushing my boundaries a bit this year, I think.
Tips, advice, stories, experiences, suggestions, etc?