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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.

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It is so easy to make bean dip and cake vegan. Would it kill people to do w/o animal ingedients for a hour or however long the demo last? I think it's rude too!:

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I'm not vegan but saw this and had to post. I think that is so rude! I would cancel the party and find a more accomodating Tupperware lady.
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I totally agree with you! When I used to get lunch for people at work, I wouldnt get anything that was meat! Eventually they just stopped asking me to go. I wouldnt ever cook meat in my house! DH is not vegan, but he is vegetarian. So we do have cheese occasionally in the house.
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I wouldn't invite her into my home either. How rude.

We are currently in the process of becoming a vegetarian household and I would not allow someone to come into my house and cook a big rack of ribs. It's rude.
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People are dumb. I think a vegan bean dip would be tasty! I've had bean and cheese dip and honestly...the cheese can ruin it.

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I'm so glad I have some other people that think it's rude too! I was really beginning to wonder if I'm just an a**.

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I'm not vegan but saw this and had to post. I think that is so rude! I would cancel the party and find a more accomodating Tupperware lady.

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I'm not even vegitarian and I still get it.

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Yep I'm another one who'd be cancelling the party! Find a tupperware host who's at least willing to TRY and accommodate you if not understand.
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You really think I should? The pickings are kind of slim around here, it was this lady or a guy... this is totally sexist but I feel weird about a Tupperware guy. I thought of selling my own Tupperware and just bypass this lady but looking at the site it looks like I need to find a local consultant to do that with so same problem. Although I could contact the guy for that...

She already dropped off some brochures for me so I feel bad cancelling. But then... you're right that she should have been more accomodating. She didn't even drop off the recipe book that they talk about in the brochure since she decided we weren't doing food now.

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If you have the guys number why don't you call him? You might find out he's awesome and like him a whole heap? (lol, I know what you mean, I have some weirdo sexist idea's sometimes too!)
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Definitely cancel. Especially since she threw such a fit even though YOU are the one buying...I could udnerstand if she had to but that's not the case. I wouldn't want her to be my local consultant. And what if you decided to throw a party for some of us veg*n gals from here......how would she react to NEEDING to prepare that kind of food. I'd cancel.

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The guy is actually closer to me. OK I'm calling him, it's the non-sexist thing to do. Thank you.

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Let us know what he's like
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I'm not even vegitarian and I still get it.
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My mom and sisters are vegan so I understand (great food doesn't have to have animals in it). And I think she was being rude.
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I agree with the others, as a non veg*an even

I'm pretty involved in direct sales, too, and I agree with finding a consultant who will give you MUCH better service, as someone who is providing her/him business!

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Let us know what happens with the Tupperware guy!

And do NOT feel bad about canceling with the other Tupperware rep. She gave you poor customer service and therefore lost your business. I would recommend telling her why you are canceling (she was not responsive to your dietary needs--would she have done the same with someone with food allergies or religious restrictions on foods?).

I don't get the problem either. You don't use your $ to support industries and practices you find ethically objectionable. And its rude of someone to insist that you go against your values that way.
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I'm not vegan but saw this and had to post. I think that is so rude! I would cancel the party and find a more accomodating Tupperware lady.
Totally agree... it's YOUR house. YOUR rules.

If this lady can't make it vegan, well, her loss.

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yup, call the guy and cancel on the woman. It's no skin off her nose if you buy all the stuff and cook it in a vegan manner, so why did she pitch such a fit? I mean honestly, even if she was grossed out at the prospect of vegan food, what could you have possibly substituted that would be grosser than a chicken's reproductive unit and some breast milk from a cow?: I may be mean but if it was me, I'd tell her why I was canceling when I called her, and I'd let her know she blew it and lost a business opportunity and that you have contacted her competitor. Maybe she'll think twice next time before she digs her heels in and decides to be stupid.

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I'm so curious to see what the guy had to say :
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Guy hasn't called me back yet! Well actually I've been out all day so I might have a message on my machine... don't worry I'll update when I talk to him! :

I'm kind of looking forward to telling this lady why I'm not going to use her services. I wasn't really pissed before but you guys are spurring me on

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A vegan Tupperware party?? Can I come?! I'm so tired of the crappy cheese and crackers usually served at events like that, I stopped going

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A vegan Tupperware party?? Can I come?! I'm so tired of the crappy cheese and crackers usually served at events like that, I stopped going
Yes!!! I'm on the Cape, care to take a little ride? Not sure where you are in MA.

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I'm not vegan but saw this and had to post. I think that is so rude! I would cancel the party and find a more accomodating Tupperware lady.
me too!!!

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Yes!!! I'm on the Cape, care to take a little ride? Not sure where you are in MA.
Ack! I'm in N. Central MA, it takes me 2 hours just to get to my booth in Carver at KRF

If I still lived in SE MA like last year, I would defiantly go!

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dear hellokitty/veganfreak.

I love it..... next time I need to choose a user name, I will be vegan freak!! you are so not a freak.... unless we all are!!!! Luckily we have each other to understand when the "others" out there don"t get it.

I too am very curious to hear about the man and how that all works out ...
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: (no butter, vegan popcorn)

I love the user names of other posters, but "Mad Cow" says a lot too.

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Tupperware and vegetarians

I am a director with Tupperware. I am so sorry you have had this experience with a Tupperware lady. Just like the general public, not all Tupperware ladies are equally educated or aware. Please do not judge us all by this experience. You are correct. You should not have to have animal products in food at your party if you do not wish to have it.

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