I lost my best friend to closeted veganism. She was on a first date- a standard first date, with a young man that seemed perfectly respectable. My friend was nervous, oh so nervous that she was quivering thinking that he might ask her if she wanted to get a bite to eat afterwards. She was a vegan, and didn't want to let him know that she was a vegan until the time was right. But alas, she forgot the ten-minute rule. So the young gent came to retrieve her. They left her house at about 7:15 and were having a grand old time driving into a concert in the city until they were nearing the stop light before the venue and the clock ticked to 7:23. It was now or never. She had to say something or she would explode. 7:24. The two of them heard the clock's lights shift. They gaped in tandem at the red lines that flashed across the screen, not caring that the traffic light had turned green and cars were honking as they passed by. Her mouth opened to tell him the truth, when- "I'M SORRY," the young man shouted, just before the clock struck once more. "I'M VEGAN! I'M VEGAN!" "WHAT?" My friend replied. 7:25.
I haven't seen her since that night, when I left her house after helping her get ready to see the boy. I miss her every day of my life. Now I keep up with the young man that was with her in her final moments, making sure that he knows how much he meant to her and how much she would have wanted him to go on being proud of his veganism, sharing it with the world and being proud of who he is. It's a true Romeo and Juliet story, it is- the "Soy-Crossed Lovers," we call them today.
When I was one I only ever mentioned it if it was relevant. Most restaurants now offer vegetarian options rather than just leaving salad as the only option. But before I'd mention it if I didn't see something I could eat on the menu and would ask if they could substitute or remove meat. The only other time I'd say anything back then was if I was eating at someones house I hadn't ate at before. Because otherwise it gets awkward when you go to eat and they ask why you're not eating much and you tell them after the fact.
I think all of us understand the various reasons why people are vegetarian or vegan. So unless it's relevant I don't think it needs mentioned.
I have no idea but that is hella funny if it is true. I think they will cuz they are different than most plp and they feel the need to tell plp about their diet. Personally IDC about someone's diet unless they are my family or friend and have health problems.
lol I don't know try to see if anything happens and let me know
NO HAHAHAHHAHA I'm vegan and I don't really talk about unless it's brought up, I think that people who haven't been vegan that long talk about it a lot bc its a big change and its interesting to talk about!:)