"Waah, waah, waah...I don't eat out, especially not at Chili's."
"Waah, waah, waah...I'm a vegan."
"Waah, waah, waah...I don't eat pork."
There are literally millions of people starving all over the world...just f* eat it!
Sorry, had to get that off my chest.
What about allergies to foods, or gluten intolerances, do those count too?
I can't speak for vegans, because I'm not one.
I can speak, however, for having struggled with my weight almost my entire life, spending a very long 6 months counting every calorie (well, points in WW), to lose over 50 pounds.
This involved treating my meal plans like a part time job, never drinking alcohol, never eating out. It was a HUGE struggle HUGE.
And I can understand that people who have never struggled may not understand it (most of my coworkers were skinny).
Do you take an alcoholic out for a drink on their birthday?
"It's your birthday, treat yourself." Except:
It's my birthday
Then it's my kids' birthdays
then it's my anniversary
then it's a work lunch
then it's mom's night out
then it's a well-deserved date night
then it's a party at a friend's house
then it's vacation
then it's a friend's birthday
then it's a going away party
then it's lunch out with a friend who is in town
then it's a hot day, and friends are visiting, and there is ice cream
There are quite literally "special occasions" twice a week sometimes. At least 5-6 a month.
If I ate to be polite "just effing eat it", I'd easily weigh 30+ pounds more. It's a slippery slope.
So suck it.