eating around other people. As a vegetarian, I’m obviously very picky about what I eat. I’m so tired of people saying well why don’t you just pick the meat off of that pizza? I refuse to eat anything that has touched meat or been cooked with meat! None of my friends understand that, and it gets so irritating when they make fun of me for it.
But what about products that are made on the same facility as (insert nonveg food). I mean, at restaurants especially, that’s hard to avoid.
But yeah, don’t give into that pizza thing; that’s okay to be picky about.
If someone received food with a fly do they pick it out and eat their food? No! So why should you pick out any dead being from your food? It’s nasty and all the lard and other bits have contaminated it.
I don’t feel uncomfortable eating around others when the stuff I’ve made looks, tastes, smells better than the other people’s food. Have alternatives ready for you when meat pizza rolls around. The best thing is to make most of your meals so it lessens contact with meat or lazy food service workers.
Like Lotte said, if your friends won’t stop ribbing you about your preferrences, get some who are more like you. Don’t make it too big of a deal or it’ll become a game to those who like seeing people get angry.