Problems Dining out with Parents
Posted by adairystatevegan at 04/30/2013
I apologize if this is not in the right forum section, but I wasn't sure where to put it. I just wanted to address a problem I have while choosing a Vegan friendly place to eat. The problem is that my dad isn't really fond of anything 'different' to him, Asian food, Mexican food, Thai, anything that isn't very classic Steak and Potatoes American. I want to be able to eat at a type of restaurant we're all comfortable with. My mom is usually pretty good with anything though. It is a source of stress and sometimes argument when choosing a place to eat. Tonight we're supposed to go out to eat but I'm a bit nervous about what might happen. :/ What do I dooo.....
Family dinners are the worst. Especially my dad's side where they are a bunch of irish [censored]s. My mom's side I like better because all of them actually appreciate me for my diet. It takes alot of guts and effort and not many people know this. The ignorant people will never reach their true spiritual selves if they think in a one-sided view and I always try to see things in both perspectives.
If it were me, I would not care what my dad eats. He is ignorant he will not be willing to go where I want to eat so thus there is no solving the problem. I would rather just not eat out with him. I hope society realizes vegan diets are way more better. I get too much crap about being vegan so I'd rather just embrace it and not care about others even how ignorant they are.
If you can eat meat but I cant, then how is that fair? It isn't. So either your dad changes, or you don't go out to eat at some better healthier place. People that don't change really make me mad and my dad is one of the reasons why I hate how different I am from him because he is never willing to change or anything.
Once you have the list of acceptable to you restaurants, show the list to your Dad. Explain the research you did & see, from that list, which one he would like to go to.