Sandra Harris, 47, of West Bromwich has told of the shame and embarrassment she feels after not telling strangers she was vegan.
The incident occurred on the 10:26 train from Birmingham to Kings Cross on Thursday morning. The strangers, Kevin and Julie Young, were sitting opposite Ms Harris for the whole journey and not once did she give herself away or even preach at them.
‘In a way, we feel cheated,’ said Kevin. ‘She wasn’t dressed like a hippy. She didn’t smell. She didn’t tut or lecture us, not even when I offered her one of my Galaxy Minstrels. She just smiled and said, no thanks.’
Julie, told our reporter: ‘I can’t believe it. I even had a leather handbag. She was so nice. What’s all that about? I mean, who does she think she is?’
A press release from the Vegan Society said that they were ‘a little disappointed’ by the actions of Ms Harris, but told us: ‘there is no rule that we always have to annoy people in public.’ Ms Harris had an altercation with a Costa Coffee employee at the station about soy milk to make up for it, but the damage had already been done.