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06-01-2008 04:58 PM
abroadinSacto OK, maybe a little.
05-31-2008 11:33 PM
abroadinSacto
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Originally Posted by WonderRandy View Post




OK, then no rough stuff either, Randy.
05-31-2008 10:38 PM
WonderRandy
05-31-2008 02:52 PM
abroadinSacto
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Originally Posted by synergy View Post

Mod Post:



Stay on topic guys, and keep it civil or the thread will be closed.

If you want to discuss something other than having dinner with a client, please start another thread.



So no oral sex after dinner discussion?
05-31-2008 02:06 PM
synergy Mod Post:



Stay on topic guys, and keep it civil or the thread will be closed.

If you want to discuss something other than having dinner with a client, please start another thread.
05-31-2008 11:58 AM
mahesh
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Originally Posted by abroadinSacto View Post

-which has what to do with her question?



my post was in reply to Licence.
05-31-2008 11:56 AM
abroadinSacto
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Originally Posted by mahesh View Post

yeah i know, you have mis-interpreted my post completely. I was just saying that calling meat-eaters 'murderers' is not out of line. Vegetarians who take offense to that are not being objective.



-which has what to do with her question?
05-31-2008 11:53 AM
mahesh
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Originally Posted by abroadinSacto View Post

I think juno is talking about a different kind of client.



yeah i know, you have mis-interpreted my post completely. I was just saying that calling meat-eaters 'murderers' is not out of line. Vegetarians who take offense to that are not being objective.
05-31-2008 11:49 AM
abroadinSacto
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Originally Posted by mahesh View Post

How can you call a man 'murderer' when you had oral sex with him the earlier night?

I have absolutely no respect for such people.





I think juno is talking about a different kind of client.
05-31-2008 11:40 AM
mahesh
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Originally Posted by Licence View Post

Wouldn't it be nice if one day under Dietary Requirements you had to put "Meat eater" instead of "Vegetarian"! Or better still "Murderer" on the basis that "Meat is Murder".



Is that too strong for this board?



Meat eaters are murderers and those who say that it's too harsh to call them that are surrounded by such murderers. Most people on this board are like that, they live and sleep with such murderers and are hence not as objective as they should be. How can you call a man 'murderer' when you had oral sex with him the earlier night?

I have absolutely no respect for such people.





To answer the original posters question, yes it will be better if you inform your client about your eating restrictions and choose an veg-friendly restaurant. I was in this position many times and it's always better to tell in advance. Although i would mention that all eat-outs in India offer veg food.
05-31-2008 11:28 AM
Bells If you want your conversation to be private, use a PM.
05-31-2008 08:19 AM
Licence
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Originally Posted by abroadinSacto View Post

Is there a thread you wanted to start somewhere?



Hey, we're having a private conversation here!
05-31-2008 08:12 AM
abroadinSacto
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Originally Posted by Licence View Post

Gillibean, sorry if I sounded rude in my last post.



I would still argue that point. One of the reasons people become veg*n is because they're offended by what happens to animals. Doesn't mean to say they will be alienated by veg*n principles.



Is there a thread you wanted to start somewhere?
05-31-2008 04:36 AM
Licence
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Originally Posted by gillibean View Post

By offending them you ARE alienating them.



Gillibean, sorry if I sounded rude in my last post.



I would still argue that point. One of the reasons people become veg*n is because they're offended by what happens to animals. Doesn't mean to say they will be alienated by veg*n principles.
05-29-2008 09:20 PM
GhostUser
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Originally Posted by fyvel View Post

You could casually ask her where dinner will be because you're vegetarian and would like to call ahead and see what will be available for you to eat. That way you're offering to do the footwork, but at the same time hinting that it would be nice if she chose a place that would have an option or two for you.



thats what I was gonna suggest too...hope it works out/worked out well for you.
05-29-2008 06:10 PM
Veggily
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Originally Posted by MrFalafel View Post

Well, back to the original topic:



I eat out with clients all of the time. What I do is I say 'Hey dinner sounds great but seeing as I'm one of those crazed vegans, why don't you let me pick out a restaurant? I was thinking of <medium priced omni Italian restaurant with vegan options> or <posh omini restaurant where chef will make vegan options not on menu>' This takes away the decision making process altogether and ensures you get a good meal.



I used to leave the selection process to the client but I would invariably end up at some crap restaurant with a plate of steamed veg over rice or something equally boring and awful. Pick the restaurant out yourself.



I like that idea.
05-29-2008 02:12 PM
gillibean
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Originally Posted by Licence View Post

The point is that if they stop by a veg*n forum they're going to hear some harsh realities about the treatment of animals. And please don't twist my words - I said offended, not alienated.



By offending them you ARE alienating them.
05-29-2008 02:11 PM
Licence
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Originally Posted by gillibean View Post

So you'd rather alienate them too and make sure they never want to consider how the animals feel?



The point is that if they stop by a veg*n forum they're going to hear some harsh realities about the treatment of animals. And please don't twist my words - I said offended, not alienated.
05-29-2008 10:20 AM
gillibean
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Originally Posted by MrsKey View Post

Thanks! I love giraffes. Choosing that avatar stems from an "insult" that someone threw at me (and my husband turned into a nickname) when I told them I was going to go veg. Someone called me a "long-necked leaf-eating freak." So I immediately thought of a giraffe. LOL



LOL! I thought of a brontosaurus when I read that! Specifically the one from The Land Before Time
05-29-2008 10:18 AM
SquarePeg
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Originally Posted by gillibean View Post

I agree and adore your avatar! Giraffe's are one of the coolest animals ever!



Thanks! I love giraffes. Choosing that avatar stems from an "insult" that someone threw at me (and my husband turned into a nickname) when I told them I was going to go veg. Someone called me a "long-necked leaf-eating freak." So I immediately thought of a giraffe. LOL
05-29-2008 10:13 AM
gillibean
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Originally Posted by MrsKey View Post

That sounds like it is bound to be a particularly successful approach that will be extremely helpful to any new and aspiring veg*ns.



I agree and adore your avatar! Giraffe's are one of the coolest animals ever!
05-29-2008 10:03 AM
SquarePeg
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Originally Posted by Licence View Post

I don't care if I offend the people that don't care about animals!!



That sounds like it is bound to be a particularly successful approach that will be extremely helpful to any new and aspiring veg*ns.
05-29-2008 09:44 AM
gillibean
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Originally Posted by Licence View Post

I don't care if I offend the people that don't care about animals!!



So you'd rather alienate them too and make sure they never want to consider how the animals feel?





Juno, have you had dinner with the client yet? How did things work out?
05-29-2008 09:39 AM
Licence
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Originally Posted by Fromper View Post

Not everyone is veg*n for ethical reasons. Some people avoid meat for health reasons only and don't care about the animals.



I don't care if I offend the people that don't care about animals!!
05-29-2008 09:13 AM
Fromper
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Originally Posted by Licence View Post

I thought there was a rule that to be a member of this board you either have to be vegetarian / vegan or be very close to going that way, so how anyone on this board can be offended by the phrase Meat is Murder is utterly beyond me.



Not everyone is veg*n for ethical reasons. Some people avoid meat for health reasons only and don't care about the animals. I'm not one of them, but you have to understand that there are a lot of different perspectives, and not everyone on VB agrees on everything.



--Fromper

05-29-2008 03:53 AM
MrFalafel Well, back to the original topic:



I eat out with clients all of the time. What I do is I say 'Hey dinner sounds great but seeing as I'm one of those crazed vegans, why don't you let me pick out a restaurant? I was thinking of <medium priced omni Italian restaurant with vegan options> or <posh omini restaurant where chef will make vegan options not on menu>' This takes away the decision making process altogether and ensures you get a good meal.



I used to leave the selection process to the client but I would invariably end up at some crap restaurant with a plate of steamed veg over rice or something equally boring and awful. Pick the restaurant out yourself.
05-28-2008 02:47 PM
Licence I thought there was a rule that to be a member of this board you either have to be vegetarian / vegan or be very close to going that way, so how anyone on this board can be offended by the phrase Meat is Murder is utterly beyond me.
05-26-2008 07:27 PM
gillibean Murder by proxy is a true statement but I know better than to run around telling people that. I won't lie if asked but it's not something I'd bring up on my own. Omnis need support on giving up more meat, not to be alienated by being called murderers.
05-26-2008 07:20 PM
sumsums most people i know that agree to go veggie atleast a bit ( my meat loving fit throwing about me not eating meat boyfriend included) decided to try because i didnt try and make them feel bad about eating meat, they decided on their own.
05-23-2008 01:46 PM
Diana
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Originally Posted by TrailMix View Post

Well, I guess if it makes you feel better about yourselves, but that type of attitude is going to do nothing but outrage, divide, and alienate people and generally negate the peaceful message that the majority of vegetarians are trying to espouse.



Well, we don't want to give the impression either the we're all peacenik kind of hippies either, do we?



The Christian "Love your enemies" doesn't go down with everyone.



But I doubt anyone goes around calling meat-eaters murderers to their faces... especially their clients. We're on veggieboards here - not in a "normal" social environment. (Long live the day when that "normal" environment is at last recognised as sick and barbaric). And as we're on veggieboards, we have a space here where we can let our hair down and talk of our frustrations with the omnivores.



And sometimes a bit of straight talk is better than beating about the bush. Like the time someone told me I was being a ****ing hypocrite for being vegetarian. That was the coolest thing anyone has ever told me. It was that final push - because I realised it as the truth - that encouraged me to go 100% vegan.
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