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helenenemo Sun 31-Aug-14 20:32:03

I'm vegetarian. On most other birthdays we go to a local steakhouse and I have the one veggie option on the menu!!

It's my birthday next and I've chosen a lovely vegetarian/vegan place. Apparently I'm totally unreasonable and should change to somewhere with meat. I disagree so I'm turning it over to the lovely folk of MN!


RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Sun 31-Aug-14 20:34:43


Anyone who can't manage one meal without meat is probably a bit dim and definitely unhealthy.

ICanSeeTheSun Sun 31-Aug-14 20:34:48

Yanbu your birthday your choice

notnowbernard Sun 31-Aug-14 20:35:23

Your birthday, you choose

Janethegirl Sun 31-Aug-14 20:36:32

YANBU however some people may choose not to attend your birthday bash if meat is that important to them.

PumpkinBones Sun 31-Aug-14 20:36:56

Yanbu, and I speak as a meat eater!

AlfAlf Sun 31-Aug-14 20:37:17

YANBU. Who else is going? Is it a family meal?

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 31-Aug-14 20:38:02


You do know that non vegetarians drop down dead if they have to eat a meal without meat don't you.

Of course Yanbu they are being selfish and ignorant and ridiculous. If they gave it a chance I'm sure they'd actually enjoy a lot of the things on the menu.

shoopshoopsong Sun 31-Aug-14 20:38:27

Of course YANBU and anyone that can't go with out meat for one meal is weird and I wouldn't bother inviting anyway

LatteLoverLovesLattes Sun 31-Aug-14 20:40:35

Oh... Oh... oh...o

This very conversation started the MF of all rows one year. Apparently, even on your birthday, one year out of all the many, it is selfish to go to a vegetarian restaurant hmm

seasavage Sun 31-Aug-14 20:40:41

Your birthday, your choice

AlpacaMyBags Sun 31-Aug-14 20:40:49

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SueDoku Sun 31-Aug-14 20:41:04

YANBU - your birthday, your choice (and anyone who can't manage a meatless meal is the fussiest of fussy eaters). I love a steak - but I'm also very happy with a pasta dish, a pizza - or any other vegetarian option if I fancy it.

CookieLady Sun 31-Aug-14 20:41:49

It's your birthday, your choice. YANBU.

MrsWinnibago Sun 31-Aug-14 20:41:53

Yanbu. Of course not. If they can't even IMAGINE a meal without meat could be nice then they're asshats.

We've had a lovely vegetarian cottage pie tonight. Was gorgeous. Much nicer than a meaty one...I eat meat but DH doesn't.

TheNumberfaker Sun 31-Aug-14 20:42:05

Yanbu. Your birthday, your choice!

Euphemia Sun 31-Aug-14 20:42:57

YANBU - stick to your guns!

Cantbelievethisishappening Sun 31-Aug-14 20:45:24

My DH is a die hard meat eater and we go to a vegan restaurant from time to time and he loves it. It's your birthday. YANBU. They are probably thinking it will just be lentils and...lentils. They should use this as an opportunity to educate themselves.

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LatteLoverLovesLattes Sun 31-Aug-14 20:46:31

Alpaca that's what normally happens, but you know, just for once it would be nice to go somewhere that offers something really different, where there are as many choices as meat eaters get in a regular restaurant etc

If anyone has any recommendations I'd love to hear them smile I have a couple of trips away soon and I'd be keen to follow any suggestions smile

Silverdaisy Sun 31-Aug-14 20:51:36

I will disagree. People are coming to your birthday dinner, I assume at their cost? As it's your meal out you are the host (technically). I would want my friends to look forward to a meal out for my birthday.

I understand their choices were not to your liking, but two wrongs don't make a right.

ShadowStar Sun 31-Aug-14 20:52:19


Your birthday, your choice.

One vegetarian meal is hardly going to kill them.

hamptoncourt Sun 31-Aug-14 20:54:20


But to be honest I am very "Fit in or fuck off."

Viviennemary Sun 31-Aug-14 20:54:27

YABU. I like vegetarian food but lots of people aren't keen. And if money is tight and they don't go out for many meals they will want to go somewhere they can have their favourite meal. But on the other hand you don't usually get much choice so perhaps you have a point.

Cantbelievethisishappening Sun 31-Aug-14 20:55:38

Do you not think the OP would like to be able to choose from more than one dish on her birthday? People can have preconceived ideas about vegan food and my guess is that none of them have ever eaten at a vegan restaurant before. It's just one meal..... surely they can stop whinging and just embrace a different dining experience for someone's birthday.

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