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One of the things that bugs me the most is when friends introduce me as a vegetarian. "Hey this is Sam. She's a vegetarian." More often than not this new person responds with a weird face and and "Oh." I don't want the first thing someone think about me to be "Great. This carrot cruncher is going to lecture me and steal my hamburger." Fantastic. I just met you and you already think I'm a lunatic. I prefer to tell people in my own time. They can get to know me and know that I'm a normal (ish) person and then find out I'm a vegetarian. It's less of a shock and I feel more comfortable answering questions. I've had people say things like "Really? You're a vegetarian? You don't seem like one." when I get to tell them in my own time. There's a pretty harsh vegetarian stereotype. I don't like being shoved in that box. Does anyone else have problems with this? Or is this just a me thing?
If there's already a thread like this, I apologize. Didn't see it.