Jade, please read this, from the perspective of someone who is in a Culinary Arts course:
People make mistakes. I was in class one day, and we were all making pizza crust which had honey in it, and a class mate asked me if I wanted my peice without cheese so that it would be vegan. Another time, we were toasting bread, and a classmate asked me if I wanted to put a peice aside: the peice had milk and honey in it. I could go on and on.
And these are people who fully know what a vegan is. I did a project on it and presented it to the class, with the ins and outs of veganism. But still, every day that we are in the kitchen, someone will ask me if I am eating some kind of food.
Now, from my point of view as a vegan:
Many times I have gone to restraunts and ASKED for vegan food, being very spacific as to what foods are vegan and what are not. I havn't always recieved vegan food. So what did I do about it? I passed it to a friend who dose eat whatever the nonvegan product in the food was, and go on with the rest of my meal.
Now when I go to a place that I might stop at more often, I get pickier. For example, when I went to subway, I asked them if I could read the ingrediants in my favorite dressing. Another time, I asked if I could see the ingrediants in their italian bread. Now, I'm not perfect, but as far as I could tell, both the sweet onion sauce and the italian bread are vegan.
So, if you know that your going to a restraunt that you'll stop at often, ask them for a list of ingrediants. If you see anything you don't want to eat on the list, then ask them for another list of ingrediants that they use in something else. The restraunt my not be happy with you, but it's your meal, and they are getting paid to serve it to you, so stay as picky as you want to, if that's what it takes.
And when you do order a roll that says that it's vegan, ask to see the ingrediants anyway. And if they still slip on an egg? Well, ask the watter for a new roll without eggs on it.
In conclusion: someone on this board once said "veganism is a learning process" and I don't know who came up with that, but whoever it was hit right on the mark. Veganism is a learning process for you, for me, and for everyone else on this board. And it's even a learning process for everyone who hears the word vegan for the first time, even if they arn't vegan themselves. If there was a vegan working at the restraunt, then you could hope that he/she would have taken care of your food, or will next time (if there is a next time). It is up to vegans to take care of one another, not up to omnivores to take care of vegans. Whenever you see someone who is served a vegan/vegetarian meal in name, you should protect that person who is being served if you see meat for whatever in the meal. And if an omni serves you? Except the facts that it may not really be vegan.