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When I make a veggie dinner for everyone, it gets eaten. I mean, no leftovers eaten. When they have an omni dinner and I have to fix something for myself, they say, "We aren't vegetarians." Why are you eating all my food, then? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> Is it considered polite to laugh at them eating and enjoying "weird veggie food" in private, or should I say something publicly?<br><br>
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Your post is confusing to understand. Are you asking why they say they are not vegetarian, but eat your food anyway? I did not get it. Please clarify.
 

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My parents are omnivores, they "don't like" veg*an food. Yet, when I make it for dinner, it's devoured even though it's veg*an food. When my mom makes dinner, there's meat in it, and it lasts for days (lunches, leftovers, etc). Should I point out they're eating veg*an food and it's gone within minutes, but there's always leftover meat, or should I just keep quiet.
 

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I understand what you are saying. Like at my family Thanksgiving all of the veggie food is gone first and then there is still tons of turkey leftover. Then they will all say that hate veggies.
 

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People's claimed identities don't always match their behaviors. So that's why plenty of omnis claim to hate vegan food (but then scarf it down) and it's also why so many vegetarians eat fishes and birds. You see it in other areas too like the anti-gay politicians who get BJs on the DL.<br><br>
The trick to getting them to eat more vegan food and hurt fewer animals is to make it about the food and the animals instead of their identity. Remind them that they don't have to become vegetarian to eat vegetarian food every now and then. They can still think it's OK to eat animals but that doesn't mean they have to think it's OK to eat factory farmed animals. They can "reserve the right" to eat meat on special occassions and still eat plants most of the time for their health.<br><br>
Laughing at them doesn't really help anything, though.
 

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"Weird I dont remember putting meat in my.... and you anyway. Crazy vegetarian food dose suck doesn't it"
 
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ElaineV</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3096187"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
People's claimed identities don't always match their behaviors. So that's why plenty of omnis claim to hate vegan food (but then scarf it down) and it's also why so many vegetarians eat fishes and birds. You see it in other areas too like the anti-gay politicians who get BJs on the DL.<br><br>
The trick to getting them to eat more vegan food and hurt fewer animals is to make it about the food and the animals instead of their identity. Remind them that they don't have to become vegetarian to eat vegetarian food every now and then. They can still think it's OK to eat animals but that doesn't mean they have to think it's OK to eat factory farmed animals. They can "reserve the right" to eat meat on special occassions and still eat plants most of the time for their health.<br><br><b>Laughing at them doesn't really help anything, though.</b></div>
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I wish I'd heard that earlier. Teeheeheeheehee. Truth be told, I do most of the baking for the family (breads and desserts, etc), and I'm working about <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/furious.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":furious:"> allergies, and not *just* no animal products. When I do make dinner, it's usually healthy, hearty, delicious, and gone within minutes.
 

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I do get your point and I see no reason why you can't make this point to your family. I don't think it's inconsiderate to gently remind them they ate that veggie food and really seemed to like it with no complaints.
 
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