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Has anyone encountered people who know you are vegan and let you know what you can and can't eat?<br><br><br><br>
At a couple BBQ's this weekend this one person jumped on me for eating chili. She says "You can't eat that! Its got meat in it!" I had to explain to her it was vegan chili. Then later she jumped on me cause I had a marshmellow in my hand. "You can't eat that!' she exclaims. I then had to explain to her that it was on the ground and I was picking it up before someone stepped on it.<br><br><br><br>
Have you have any encounters with the non-vegan vegan police?
 

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Sort of... when interviewing a furniture store owner once I mentioned that I really like microfibres and won't buy leather because I'm a vegan... his eyes went straight to my shoes, and said "well those are leather." But they weren't. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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yes. my friend Jenn. she is constantly on the watch, checking on how old the leather shoes I am wearing are, or when out, "why can't you just order the pasta? you ate pasta at that one place!" (I called ahead to check for egg)<br><br><br><br>
she's always trying to trip me up or "catch" me not being vegan. it's fun.<br><br><br><br>
I tell her she's "impersonating a officer"
 

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I have had people do that to me sometimes. I think they want to try to catch you making mistakes or something so they can pick on you about it.<br><br><br><br>
Sometimes when someone finds out you are veggie/vegan, it is like being audited or something. You are this big target for an interagation as they grill you with questions to see if they can trip you up and go 'ha ha! you are<br><br>
not real vegan'.<br><br><br><br>
I think they secretly feel guilty about eating meat so they want to make you to be imperfect so they feel better about themselves.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>purrpelle</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br><br><br>
I tell her she's "impersonating a officer"</div>
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Doesn't she realize there is extensive training and a rigorous certification process to becoming a member of the vegan police? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>meatless</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
Doesn't she realize there is extensive training and a rigorous certification process to becoming a member of the vegan police? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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one time we were at a resturant and were discussing footwear and she proudly told me she bought vegan earth shoes. unfourtunatly, she was eating a steak at the time.<br><br><br><br>
i love her, because she really is a good person, but she thinks I am a vegan for attention.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:">
 

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After announcing recently to my LO husband that I'm going vegan he's taken it upon himself to point out things he believes I can't eat. The other night I was muntchin' on peanut butter toast and he says "you can't eat peanut butter... it has milk in it!"..... really? since when!? Dork <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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I had been vegan(beegan) for a couple of months when one night at my parents house for dinner I was eating chikn nuggets and was squirting some honey onto my plate. My brother's girlfriend looks at me and the honey on my plate and says in the snottiest voice "Don't you know that some <i>vegans</i> don't eat <i>honey</i>"<br><br><br><br>
O RLY?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:"><br><br><br><br>
Ugh, my brother and his gf are always trying to find something wrong with my food. Their new thing is making fun of the raw food bumper sticker that's on mine and my bf's car.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/whack.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":whack:">
 

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My family likes to say "You can't eat such and such..." I always say "No, I <b><i>choose</i></b> not to eat such..."<br><br><br><br>
It feels like a big difference!
 

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Oh yeah, the gotcha! police. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/whack.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":whack:"><br><br><br><br>
When I told my neighbor I was a vegetarian, she pointed out that my shoes were made of leather. I told her they LOOKED like leather, but they weren't. She almost didn't believe me because they looked so "real" to her! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
And anyway, I had only recently become a vegetarian, and wasn't converting my wardrobe or anything yet at that point.
 

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Only once but he was joking. He tried to point out my shoes were leather but they weren't. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br>
I wasn't even vegan then, though, I was L/O at the time.<br><br>
My mom scans the food labels on items I bring home to point out milk and eggs. She seems to forget that my children and husband still eat milk and egg ingredients. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br>
"Oh, Mary, this has milk you know"<br><br>
"Yeah, no kidding, those are Matts snack chips for work"<br><br>
:sigh:<br><br>
Mary
 

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Oh yeah, the gotcha! police. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/whack.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":whack:"><br><br><br><br>
When I told my neighbor I was a vegetarian, she pointed out that my shoes were made of leather. I told her they LOOKED like leather, but they weren't. She almost didn't believe me because they looked so "real" to her! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
And anyway, I had only recently become a vegetarian, and wasn't converting my wardrobe or anything yet at that point.</div>
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Someone did that at the Fur March last year here in downtown Chicago..I was wearing my veggie docs and we were chanting in front of all the bad Fur stores on Michigan Ave and these people wearing leather coats and furs were pointing saying "Look! They are hypocrtics - they are wearing leather shoes!" Of course, I said they weren't -not like these people cared or would have believed me.<br><br><br><br>
What idiots<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:">
 

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Yes, I get tired of the non-vegan vegan police too. Either they're hawking everything I eat or initiating a full vegan debate. Why, why, why won't they let me be? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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My family likes to say "You can't eat such and such..." I always say "No, I <b><i>choose</i></b> not to eat such..."<br><br><br><br>
It feels like a big difference!</div>
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I <i>really</i> like that Poppy, <i><b>it is a big difference</b></i>!<br><br><br><br>
As a newbie vegan, I'm starting to hear from the non-vegan vegan police as well. On Sunday my friend's mother came to see a show I was in, and afterwards she said "I just couldn't stop staring at your <i>vegan</i> shoes..." Yes, they were leather and I bought them about four years ago. I've decided to convert my wardrobe slowly rather than everything all at once (I can't afford to replace all my shoes right now but I'm working on it)\\. I explained that, but I don't think she cared. She just thought she was being funny and clever. I'll let her think that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sneaky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":shifty:">
 

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The only time people have said "you can't eat.....", it was as a warning (ie don't eat that dip because it has salmon in it). They were looking out for me, rather then trying to catch me out.
 

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Why is being the grammar police so much better than being the vegan police?
 

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Because pointing out grammar is fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/naughty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":naughty:"><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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I have an old leather belt and an old leather wallet, both things my sister gave to me a long time ago.<br><br><br><br>
I could have tossed them, but I simply don't want to and what's done is done as far as purchasing the things anyway so I still wear the belt and carry the wallet on me despite myself.<br><br><br><br>
When I was talking to an old friend and mentioned I was vegan she goes, "Honey, you're wearing a leather belt."<br><br><br><br>
No bull?<br><br><br><br>
I had to explain to her why I still have the damn leather belt and she just nagged at me for going vegan in the first place.<br><br><br><br>
I like it when I tell people I'm vegan and they groan at me and whine like it's the end of the world that I have ethical beliefs.
 

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I think in response, any time that person is eating something vegetarian you should grab him/her and say "You can't eat that! It doesn't have MEAT in it!!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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