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    Over a year ago

    As a middle school student and a one year vegan (woot woot!!!! :) ) obviously, i have friends that eat meat. when they bring their homeade cookies to school (with chicken periods and boob milk..eck!), and they offered me one, and looked sad when i turned them down. They said,”You dont like my cooking?” so i said i was sorry and tried to choke one down just to make her happy.

    Another thing like this happened at the school ice cream party. It was very exclusive and only a few kids got to go. I wasnt going to get any ice cream because i checked the packages (No ice cream without milk or gelatain) but when i got there, the lady was all like, “You gotta get some ice cream or you gotta go! Just take some! We paid for this! Be a shame if it went to waste”.

    How do you deal with situations like this? Also, the friend I talked about KNEW i was vegan, jsyk.

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  • Profile photo of alexismyname

    Over a year ago

    This is my response, “If I were a recovering alcoholic, would you want me to try your home brew?” makes most people shut up.

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  • Profile photo of TeeterDance

    Over a year ago

    Get a vegan cookie recipe and ask if your friend wants to cook them with you. That way you can enjoy their cooking but still be guilty free.

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  • Profile photo of LittleLotte

    Over a year ago

    My dad once asked me if I’d eat something non-vegan at a family meal, just to “be polite” and I replied that I wouldn’t change my views for the sake of politeness – I’d rather be considered rude than support something I believe to be cruel and unethical. He never asked again!

    And when people say something is going to “go to waste” then I re-assure them that someone else will probably consume it instead of me (and maybe hint that if they had vegan options I’d definitely make sure they didn’t go to waste!!).

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  • Profile photo of hakred

    Over a year ago

    Congrats on being a vegan for over a year, @TheVeganDancer!

    I’d make sure they knew that it wasn’t their cooking that I didn’t like, but that it was the ingredients and the cruelty behind them, and politely decline. I’d be persistent, and if asked to leave, I would do so.

    If your friends are worth having, hopefully, they’ll understand. :)

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    • Profile photo of TheVeganDancer

      Over a year ago

      Wiser words have never been spoken.
      I totally agree!
      Thanks so much, @hakred ! :)

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