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I just called this restaurant to find out if they had anything on their menu that could be made vegan. Conversation is as follows:<br><br><br><br>
"Well there's the salad bar. Wait, let me think. Vegans don't eat fish do they?"<br><br>
"No. How about a pasta dish of some sort? Is there anything that could be made without dairy?"<br><br>
"Oh yea, sure! We'd be happy to make you some pasta and toss it with some butter or something."<br><br><br><br>
Der. I wonder where she gets her butter from? I suppose they milk the waitresses each morning...
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> A lot of people somehow don't make the butter-dairy connection. That's why I always specify--is there any dairy in the dish, like milk, cheese, butter, mayo, sour cream.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Yeah, this is very common. People hear dairy and instantly translate to milk, forgetting butter and sometimes yogurt and even cheese.
 

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Choose to think it's funny (life is short) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I find that pretty funny.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Well I know most people over here use margarine, but still call it butter. In fact I don't know anyone that uses real butter.
 

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I ordered toast the other day, with vegemite... and a mocha with soymilk. I completely forgot about butter (as Euph says we usually call margarine butter) because I don't have any butter or marg on my toast. So it arrives and I'm looking at it thinking "is it? Isn't it?" Bugger. Finally I just ate it because it was my mistake to not mention it and I didn't want to waste it...<br><br><br><br>
Charity, frustrating but funny. Maybe you can educate them!
 

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You have to remember , most people don't really think about ingredients as much as us vegans do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> ... even if they mean well or want to be helpful, they just haven't spent a huge amoutn of time thinking about every little thing. So I would hope nobody would get obviously annoyed at a person like this (not suggesting you would do that charity)
 

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Well, it's nice to have coffee with breast milk, although due to legal problems, the breast milk must come from the breast of a cow, goat or other animal.
 

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I rode the great skys..lol...to Mascoutah recently, and ordered a vegetarian non dairy meal. So, they give me a granola bar with "non fat milk" and a pack of BUTTER for a bagel!! argh. Silly, silly. At least they figured out the yogurt I would have got without a special order was non dairy!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
I guess you just have to laugh! Oh, btw, Loki, your signature is hilarious. I luv it.
 

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geez, I hate those phone conversations. O.k. I LOVE mexican food, so a while back I called all the mexican restaurants in about a 30 mile radius. Most of the people couldn't understand what I was saying, and I got unreliable responses. I don't get it? Most of them have a "vegetarian burrito" on the menu, but of course they use lard in the beans or chicken broth in the rice. I was very discouraged and gave up. *sigh*<br><br><br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">-LINDS</span>
 

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I hate when I order Spaghetti Marinara and they sprinkle parmesean cheese on top without asking me. Fazoli's Restaurant does this every once in a while so now I have to say "and no cheese" every time and it's annoying because they're not supposed to put that cheese on it unless you ask for it!
 

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Hey, duuuude! That's value-added service! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Yeah, and their customer service line gets a phone call every time they give their value-added service! heh. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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