So I'm on the phone yesterday with this Tupperware lady to plan a party (never spoken with her before) and she starts telling me that one of the things that she can do is a cooking demonstration, she could make a cake in the tupperware or a bean and cheese dip. So I explained to her that it would need to be vegan as I don't eat animal products. She was so confused - I had to explain it to her three times
I told her if she gave me the recipe though I could probably come up with some substitutions and it would taste just as good as it did with animal products. So then she says "Well I could just make it the way I'm supposed to and your other guests could enjoy it." Ummm.... no lady, not gonna happen, especially since she wanted me to buy the ingrediants - why would I buy a bunch of animal ingrediants if I don't eat them?!?!
I didn't want to get in a big thing with her or be rude so I just said, "No, that's not going to work for me but again, I'd be happy to supply the substitutions and I guarantee that my guests will love it." Instead she just said "Well, we don't have to do the cooking demonstration." Apparently she just can't even fathom the idea of cooking without animal products.
Anyways, I've told this story to a couple people since then (non vegans) and they were all like "Well, why don't you just let her cook it the regular way and everyone else will eat it?" I don't understand that. That's like telling a non-smoker to let a bunch of people smoke in their house because they might want to. I'm sick of feeling like I have to accomodate everyone else's eating habits but they don't need to accomodate mine because I'm the "vegan freak".
That's my vent for today.