People eat all sorts of diets for all sorts of reasons. For example, if you go to the doctor and your cholesterol is high, they might tell you to stop eating eggs. Or if you want to have more vegetables and less red meat, you might start eating fish in place of burgers. Everyone eats in their own unique ways, and has their own specific likes and dislikes. But for some reason, people will respect people like the aforementioned, but will constantly try to make people who are vegans “trip up” and accidentally consume non-vegan foods.
Some people hear that someone is vegan and take it as an insult. Since that person isn’t eating exactly like them, they don’t know how to handle it. U/lorande9 had that unfortunate experience at her own workplace. She’s a vegan, but her colleague Bea is alway making fun of veganism (even though the OP says her diet is never an issue for her). Worse still, it’s clear that Bea doesn’t take the OP seriously at all. She even tried to feed the OP meat and cheese, while winking and claiming it was vegan! That’s a gross way to treat someone—and if you treat a colleague that way, HR might need to step in to put you in your place.
Read the entire story below, along with comments from people who had great advice for the OP. Then, read all about the silliest questions customers have ever asked, like one person who was couldn’t tell the difference between two soups at the buffet…because “both of them are called ‘Caution—Hot.”