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Rude or Polite: Another Thanksgiving Family Debate.

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Rude or Polite: Another Thanksgiving Family Debate.

YersiniaTheScientist | Nov 20, 2012 05:57 PM

So I have a question that gets debated with my family every holiday and it never ends pretty. Is it rude to point out that a person is vegetarian/vegan to another person? My husband, my adult siblings, and I are vegetarian/vegan (their are vegetarian and I am vegan). When we meet up with other family members they like to tell other people about our eating habits. For example, I went to get my hair cut with some of my family and after I got my hair cut, the hairstylist told us to have a nice Thanksgiving and eat a lot of turkey. I was polite and said thank you, you have a nice Thanksgiving as well. The other members of my family were not so polite and said "Well actually we are having a vegan Thanksgiving because she does not eat turkey." I find this rude and very awkward for the person who did not know I was a vegan, the other family members do not see it as such. This happens all the times in other situations (dining and non-dining) too, I have asked them to stop but to no avail and usually they blow up in my face and make a loud outburst. So what do you all think? It is rude? Does it matter? If you are the innocent bystander making polite conversation, would it make you feel uncomfortable? Maybe for once this matter can be settled.

Thank you for answering, and everyone enjoy the holidays! May your inevitable family blow-ups not cause to much drama. :)

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