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I am of the teenager years, and there are always the get togethers with friends, eg. spending the night, camping... How do you infrom the friend that you are a Vegetarian? Is it rude to infrom them befor hand?? Or should i just bring Veggie Dogs, and say "hey look what i found in my bag!"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Just say it?<br><br><br><br>
Vegetarian is very normal and generally accepted....at least in europe....<br><br><br><br>
Oh...about the food; I'm vegetarian
 

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Tell them before hand most definately!<br><br>
Because if you don't tell them until the event they might feel a little unprepared, shocked, or they might even feel as though they have been a little insenstive....<br><br>
And hopefully you'll only have to tell them once, so once it's done, it's done....<br><br>
And hopefully they will respect your decision, and support you.. But also be prepared for some negative feedback..<br><br>
And stupid questions... "So what DO you eat??"etc<br><br><br><br>
Hell I'm such a wizard with words at 2:30am....aren't I?<br><br>
Danny
 

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Yes, tell them in advance and bring your own food. There are people who think that vegetarians eat fish and chicken. In my expeierence people make a big deal about it and have no idea what to feed you...Silly, huh? Shannon
 

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Hi! I became a vegetarian when I was a teenager, now I'm a ripe old 28! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">.<br><br><br><br>
Here's more validation, not much different than the rest of the posters but...<br><br><br><br>
Yes, tell you friends that you will be camping with, hanging out with etc. a few days before that you are vegetarian. Most definatly bring your own veggie dogs with a few extras for people to try.<br><br><br><br>
Don't forget to pack your sense of humor and be prepared for the inevitable, "What do you eat?" and Where do you get your protien?<br><br><br><br>
Have a good time!
 

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and there's those stupid questions like "Would you rather eat meat or s*it?" or expect meat thrown at you. I get it everyday at Middle School *sigh*
 

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I always tell people beforehand, but make sure you don't sound too picky...I bring my own food or sidedishes to get-togethers. At my youth group retreats, they always have veggie burgers or TVP "Chicken" patties for me now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I'm 14 and i'm a vegan so i know how you feel. I would teel them first. Most of my friends are pretty cool about. ( but there always the exception......) Cause you can always have a salad or something easy like that. When I go places I usually bring a power bar or something like that just in case i cant find any thing to eat.
 

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I would most definately tell them. I would also bring some of "your food" just in case.<br><br><br><br>
I just spent 10 days at a conference... and the only vegetarian option was salad w/o dressing... that was only for lunch and dinner, but breakfast was almost always fruit (bananas and apples that's it!)<br><br><br><br>
I brought my own food, but I still lost a lot of weight. (8 pounds in 10 days)... Take it upon yourself and bring your own food... even if it's somewhat junk food... stuff you wouldn't mind sharing with others. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Michael - I guess they don't know MEAT has sh*t in it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Inform them beforehand, definitely. If you just announce it when you're there, there's little they can do about it.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by chelseab2008</i><br><br><b>michael_veggie dont you feel alianated when people throw/shove meat in your face. I know i do. middle school can be so cruel</b></div>
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shoot, college can be so cruel. i got sausage and all that ickiness shoved in my face by college students. aawww maturity <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by spamari</i><br><br><b>shoot, college can be so cruel. i got sausage and all that ickiness shoved in my face by college students. aawww maturity <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"></b></div>
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this reminded me of when i was 19 and a fresh trainee administration manager for sainsburys. one of my jobs was to go into the meat processing room 3 times a day and check that the scales were weighing correctly, of course the butchers thought this hilarious and i eventually managed to wriggle out of that 'responsibility' as they finally got caught waiting for me and chucking meat at me ffs!<br><br><br><br>
can laugh about it now, but i used to stand outside and try and catch my breath and focus so that i didn't throw up in there, maybe i should have done and i'd have lost the 'responsibility' sooner <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
gits lol
 

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As everyone else has said, warn them in advance!! I'm sure they'll understand. Bring veggie food too, just so you don't go hungry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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