So a vegan just left the dinner table to sit outside

That is not normal behavior. He knew he was going to a dinner with multiple individuals. Did he think everyone was going with the vegan option? What did he expect?

Vegan alternatives have been a staple of my diet for years due to a dairy allergy. I'm incredibly grateful that so many options exist. Sadly, my proximity to this world has led to me encountering people similar to this. It's just a form of odd self-righteousness.
 

BitStyle

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Not eating together won't be an option in the short-term. We're all together under the same roof for a family vacation. So I guess the rest of us will just have to eat vegetarian food (he seems to be ok with us eating vegetarian, we don't have to go full vegan) for the rest of the week
You all shouldn't have to change your lifestyles on the whim of some dude's tantrum, but you do you I guess
 
Not eating together won't be an option in the short-term. We're all together under the same roof for a family vacation. So I guess the rest of us will just have to eat vegetarian food (he seems to be ok with us eating vegetarian, we don't have to go full vegan) for the rest of the week
That's rude. Get a big bag of beef jerky and eat it everywhere.
 

CB3

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Not eating together won't be an option in the short-term. We're all together under the same roof for a family vacation. So I guess the rest of us will just have to eat vegetarian food (he seems to be ok with us eating vegetarian, we don't have to go full vegan) for the rest of the week
Fuck that.

Eat what you want.
 
I mean, I can understand his mindset. If you were at a dinner table and everyone was eating people, though they've specially prepared you some chicken, I doubt anyone here would want to stay at that table even if they made the effort.
 
I wish it were that easy, but given his sister walked out in solidarity with her husband its a little more complicated. She's on his side so if they don't get invited back, he'll feel like her family is intolerant and discriminating towards their vegan lifestyle which could cause the sister to turn against her own family and for both parties to essentially disown one another.
Except in the rarest of cases being vegan is a choice people make, and you don't need to be accepting of it since they can stop anytime. Just like you don't need to accept smokers, people who refuse to wear anything but black, and the one guy who keeps telling yo mama jokes in 2017.
 
I kinda get it because I do my best not to make my vegan friends feel uncomfortable by chowing down on meat directly in front of them, so I'd say it depends on how they handled it. Were they polite when they walked out or did they stand up and go "I can't possibly fathom how any of you can live with yourselves eating this fish," and storm out? I'm assuming they knew you were having cod ahead of time, so it makes a little less sense.
They were relatively polite.

They didn't go into "I only see Death" mode until after I had questioned him about the behaviour, and if I had kept my mouth shut he probably wouldn't have gone there
 
Like most GAF stories, I feel like some super duper important context is missing here.

Also, veganism wasn't invented yesterday, so the idea that you're gonna stump a vegan with a hypothetical about plants or bacteria is hilarious.
 
I have close friends who are Vegan and they are easy to have a meal with as long as there are options for them to enjoy as well. Your situation and their actions seem a bit much.
 
I honestly see nothing wrong with this? Was he rude about it when he left or polite? If he politely got up and left, what is the problem? Respect his dedication.
 
Not eating together won't be an option in the short-term. We're all together under the same roof for a family vacation. So I guess the rest of us will just have to eat vegetarian food (he seems to be ok with us eating vegetarian, we don't have to go full vegan) for the rest of the week
Now I'm curious if your sister chose to go vegan or got guilt tripped into it. He's being an ass about it if you're all having to plan your vacation meals to keep him happy.
 
Vegan, wouldn't like the smell but I'd be reasonable and adult about it and put up with it and unless asked I wouldn't comment; usually get meat eaters asking if it's okay like I could decide. (As would most out of the many I know).

Most the comments in this thread snipey at Vegans? Daren't look...
 
Not eating together won't be an option in the short-term. We're all together under the same roof for a family vacation. So I guess the rest of us will just have to eat vegetarian food (he seems to be ok with us eating vegetarian, we don't have to go full vegan) for the rest of the week
Bull shit. Don't kowtow to this guy.

However you did apparently leave something important out of the OP? You mentioned later on that you were being an asshole at some point. That part was not detailed in the OP. What more is there to the story?

And what's the background with regard to your sister's veganism? Did she do it completely of her own volition or is there reason to believe she was strong armed into it by this crybaby?
 
As a vegan, I never do this. However, a few points I'd like to make:

Watching people eat meat makes me nauseous.
Sea food started smelling rotten a few months after I went vegan, and I can't be in a room where it's being eaten without severe nausea. I grit my teeth and get through it, without saying anything.
Based around these two points, I can understand why he went outside.

When me and my wife go to dinner somewhere, we're always served "the other" dish. We don't say anything, but it feels very disrespectful. Why not serve something everyone can eat? It's not like only vegans can eat vegan food. We're always treated differently, and it kinda sucks.

So I can sympathise. If he went outside just to make a point though, he's kind of an ass, and one of a brand of vegan I really dislike. Yes, you're doing good for not killing animals, and yes, peoøle need to cut meat consumption, but being a dick about it is not gonna convert people. Rather the contrary.
 
I mean, I can understand his mindset. If you were at a dinner table and everyone was eating people, though they've specially prepared you some chicken, I doubt anyone here would want to stay at that table even if they made the effort.
Except society hasn't seen eating people as normal or accepted and done all the time everywhere.

I honestly see nothing wrong with this? Was he rude about it when he left or polite? If he politely got up and left, what is the problem? Respect his dedication.
Why did he go to a family dinner?
 
I mean, I can understand his mindset. If you were at a dinner table and everyone was eating people, though they've specially prepared you some chicken, I doubt anyone here would want to stay at that table even if they made the effort.
according to this thread, if that person was a vegan, they probably wouldn't have a problem with it.
 

Trojita

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Not eating together won't be an option in the short-term. We're all together under the same roof for a family vacation. So I guess the rest of us will just have to eat vegetarian food (he seems to be ok with us eating vegetarian, we don't have to go full vegan) for the rest of the week
I was going to mention earlier that you shouldn't make vegan, only, every time they come to visit now, but it looks like you are already headed that way. This is a power struggle, the guy was hoping for you to give in, and you are.
 
I mean, I can understand his mindset. If you were at a dinner table and everyone was eating people, though they've specially prepared you some chicken, I doubt anyone here would want to stay at that table even if they made the effort.
But I would know I would be going to a cannibalism party. I wouldn't sit down, make my decree, and then walk out.
 
I would beat the shit out of anyone that insulted my retired mom's cooking after she slaves in front of a hot stove making alternatives for ingrates.

Since he's family that bitch deserves a fuckin smack and an apology for that kind of behavior.

She been through too much to get shade from a dipshit.
Edit: Vegans are not dipshits. What your bro in law did, is reminiscent of dipshit behavior however.
 
The guy was being a dick but I kinds get it on some level, some animal food give me some sort of visceral repulsion. I power through it because you kinds have to if you want to live in society though.

I mean, of course you'd do this if you have vegans coming over for dinner. That kind of goes without saying.
Yea. Otherwise it's like knowingly inviting Muslims and serving them pork, you're deliberately insulting them.

wrong. eating animals being wrong is an opinion, not a fact.
seriously? Such a thing exists? Beer is like water, barely, yeast and hops.
Quite a few beers use isinglass