I like to go out to eat with my friends for two majors reasons, beyond the selfish ones of course. I want to show people that vegetarians can be normal, accessible people. I hope to do a small thing to make it seam like a manageable lifestyle. I also want to encourage restaurants to cater to vegans because the easier it is, the more people will do it. But I keep running into problems. Last night I got a vegetarian fajita and asked for no sour cream or cheese. Guess what was on my plate. I didn't send it back because they said it would be thrown away and that is wasteful. Today I was going through a taco line, I said beans, tomato, lettuce only. When the guy stuck his hand in the cheese bin I exclaimed 'no cheese!' But it was too late. He scraped the cheese off, threw it in the trash, then handed me my taco. I'd already paid. I am doing as much bad as if I were eating dairy anyway. Does anyone have thoughts? Is it worth the small infractions to try to encourage vendors to sell vegan things? I really believe that if vegan were as easy as omni a lot of people I know would convert. Or am I doing something bad by risking being served dairy every time I eat out?