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I have a rant about omnis who try to accomodate me when ordering pizza. I'm still a lacto-veg. I know these people are trying to be nice, but they are still ignorant, and I'm probably getting a little too worked up over this, but that's how I am!

When we're ordering pizza, someone always says, "I guess we'll have to get a vegetarian pizza for you."

First of all, they don't realize that they can eat a veggie pizza too! If we only want one pizza, they're like, "well, what am I going to eat?" AAARGH! Eat the frickin veggies!

Secondly, I don't WANT a vegetarian pizza!!! I hate olives and pineapple and would prefer no mushrooms, especially if they're canned.
I say I want "tomato and onion" or "green pepper and onion" and they don't listen! They're like, "Well, you're a vegetarian, so don't you want a vegetarian pizza?" "NO!!!!"
 

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Yes, people are dumb. All veg*ns must like all vegetables! Gee, it's only common sense.


I have a little story of a friend of mine who at school always orders a vegetarian pizza (because they don't have any other kinds that *are* vegetarian)... and he doesn't eat the crusts. Sometimes people ask him if they can have the uneaten crusts and he says ok, but when they ask what kind of pizza it was and he says vegetarian, they're like "um, nevermind." I mean WTF? The crusts are all the same!

Gruntled_Sheep: hehehe
Great idea!
 

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You don't want mushrooms. Either do they. Maybe they don't want to eat a veggie pizza. It was nice of them to try and accomodate you, but it sounds like you'd all be better off if you all order for yourself. If you can only afford one pizza at the time, get half of it with your toppings and half with their toppings.
 

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This reminds me of the flap over gays in the military - there was a huge number of letters/articles in the paper a few years ago re: military men showering together and Michael Cohen, I think, poked great fun at the underlying assumption that gay men are (NOT) attracted to every man they see!!!!!


I agree on two fronts, yes it is nice of them to accomodate you but I can understand why you would be annoyed as well at their assuming you like all vegetables (yes canned mushrooms are yuck!)
 

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yeah.... veggie pizza, i'm weird about mine too.

i can't seem to fathom why on earth they think all us vegs eat EVERY vegatable, i mean does every omni eat ....pigs feet
.... i didn't think so!

but hey, at least they tried. it's the thought that counts (most of the time)
 

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This one is near to my heart... LOL I am incredibly fussy, hate mushrooms, olives, and quite a few other veges and hate most fruits. Why would that change just because I've given up meat? Yet people just assume...
 

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Man, I can totally empathize. I'm not a huge fan of salad and for some reason that staggers every omni I meet (when the subject comes up of course).

But I suppose that all of us are the first influencing generation of vegans who must forge the difficult path so that future vegans won't have any trouble. All in all, it's probably not such a big deal when compared to having been a vegan throughout history. We have it pretty good right now (but definitely not as good as it should be!)
 

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I totally understand. I'm octo-lavo and I love cheese pizza. Thats it, cheese. I can't stand cooked veggies. I love raw veggies but I don't need to eat them on every single meal. Its annoying. They always give me this look saying, well your veg*n so why don't you like veggies on your pizza?
 

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There just doing the same thing we are guilty of doing...

superjane wrote "First of all, they don't realize that they can eat a veggie pizza too!"

Yes, they CAN eat a veggie pizza, and and so CAN you. You could eat a pizza loaded with mushrooms and olives but you don't want to, and either do they. :G
 

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I, personally, like cheese. That's the only kind I'll eat. And it's nice that they're thinking of you (so to say) by ordering vegetable pizza, but tell them you don't want it. Or order for youself, that works even better.
 

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my friends were always really good with the pizza thing..... i always felt that i was being a pain in the bum tho. One of my friends who was veggie for 6 years but went back to eating meat says even tho she was a veggie and knows how annoying it can be when ppl dont' understand, she still finds herself saying to veggies, "can't u just pick the meat off"....

normally we would order a cheese and tomato pizza, coz all my friends liked that, and then a meat one. The only thing that ever bugged me was when everyone would dive into the veggie pizza, and when i look theres one little slice left, and id end up not eating much, coz they prefered my veggie pizza to their meat one LOL, but hey at least they didn't say "euuwwwww im not eating that its vegetarian"....

but hey, now i can't bring myself to eat cheese, so i guess i dont' have that problem any more.....
 

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When i get pizza, I usually get cheese & tomato. Pretty much a simple pizza. It's usually cheaper than other pizzas, so having a whole load of students for friends means that whenever we get pizza, we can share, because we're all poor students, and we get the cheapest one!

However, I do like olives & mushrooms on pizza sometimes, and everyone finds that disgusting, so I'm usually forced to get my own pizza. no worries though, because I'm the kind of guy who can eat 15 inch pizzas in one sitting.
 

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I usually order cheese, but sometimes I get green pepper and mushroom on it. The ones loaded with all kinds of vegetables I don't really like because I don't like olives and too much onion. When pizza is piled with junk there's no way I can eat it without being too messy.
 
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