By Cow lover - United States - Schenectady
Today, my girlfriend of five months told me that she had booked us reservations to our town's Halloween barbecue party. When I reminded her that I'm vegan, she told me she specifically got the reservations to help me to quit my "stupid fad". Weird, I never knew being a devout Hindu was a fad. FML
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By  catlady4eva  |  9

You need to have a serious talk with your girlfriend. She shouldn't disrespect you and your choices/beliefs like that. If she continues to do this you have to consider dumping her

By  species4872  |  19

You can still B.B.Q vegan meat.

  kfchicken_fml  |  28

well 1) she said she got the reservation in hopes of getting him to quit veganism and 2) it sucks being the only one at a dinner party without good food. so I can see why op isn't too pleased

  Marcella1016  |  31

While I agree on being able to enjoy the event regardless of the food, OP's gf's complete lack of respect or understanding for both his lifestyle and religion point to a much, much deeper issue. If the gf's sole reason was for OP to get over his "stupid fad," I absolutely would not go to the BBQ on general principle. And yes, if this is the person she is revealing herself to be after five months, I would seriously reconsider whether she is worth being with.

  Jatok  |  17

Eh, I don't know. If part of my religious beliefs had to do with not eating a specific food, I'm not sure I'd want to go to a party where people are chowin' down on it everywhere.

  Sketchisan  |  27

Actually, for a vegan, most stuff at a barbecue is out. Aside from the meat, any salad with eggs, mayo or cheese in it, anything with honey in it for some vegans.... I wouldn't want to be at a barbecue where everyone was eating and not be able to do anything but watch while I'm nursing a bottle of water and counting the time until I can politely leave and get something to eat.

  Rabite  |  28

I see your point when it comes to parties or gatherings which don't focus on eating. But a meeting whose whole purpose is to eat?
It will be very boring since you don't have anything to do while everyone else is eating. People will be dismissive of you from the start and you most likey have to defend yourself and your views the whole time and listen to all the stupid vegan jokes who weren't even funny when you heard them the first time years ago.
And either way you will be the annoying vegan who forces her believe on them just because you are existing.
So no, thanks.

  Enslaved  |  36

Being tempted wouldn't be the problem. If OP is a devout vegan Hindu, I doubt he'd want to be surrounded and support an event that he'd be against. Animals are sacred. A barbecue with grilled slaughtered animals he values would be offensive. Don't you think?

By  catlady4eva  |  9

You need to have a serious talk with your girlfriend. She shouldn't disrespect you and your choices/beliefs like that. If she continues to do this you have to consider dumping her

  lloydgan  |  6

hindus are SOMETIMES vegetarians, not vegans. vegetarianism is not a requisite to being hindu. veganism is a fad in comparison to hinduism. so many non-hindus willing to defend something they know nothing about. the op is either laughing at you all or simply cannot grasp simple concepts in their self-reported religion.

  kirasant  |  19

I'm actually interested in hearing about vegan Hinduism. I thought that the consumption of milk was a key part of Hinduism and the basis for why the cow is sacred (as it is a fount of sustenance and a symbol of the connection between the gods and man).

That said, the gf is a jerk and OP should drop her. His choices, regardless of why he made them, is his business.

By  Dilexar  |  26

God, you're such a hipster. Just like that buddhist fad, and the muslim fad. Grow up already !

seriously, you need to talk to her and explain that you are following your religion and she should respect that...

or at least know that info by now, after five months :l

By  xxDeeStar  |  27

Even if you weren't Hindu, being vegan isn't a fad. Your girlfriend is very rude and inconsiderate.

If she hasn't accepted this in the last 5 months... It's tricky to say she will accept it now.

Regardless, you deserve someone who respects your decisions. Get rid of her!

By  Dat_Class_Tho  |  26

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  Dat_Class_Tho  |  26

Whether he was brought up in the religion or converted as an adult- either way I assume he is as devout as he says he is. I've known some fickle religion-hoppers, but I like to give people the benefit of the doubt unless they prove me wrong. That's why I think the girlfriend should be taking his choices more seriously.

Judging by the downvotes, I must not have made this clear. Or else, some people just didn't read past the first paragraph.