If you’re looking for your special dietary needs to be catered for at a dinner party, you should probably give more than a few hours notice
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If you have special dietary needs, you know how irritating and sometimes risky it can be to eat food that you didn’t prepare yourself.
Of course, if you’re hosting a dinner party and people have dietary requirements, you would expect them to tell you ahead of time, right?
A woman was furious when, on the day of her meal, she received a message from two of her guests that they were following different diets on different days of the weekend.
While they ate meat during the week, they decided to go vegan at the weekend to reduce their carbon emissions.
The angry mum went to Mumsnet to vent about the inconsiderate behavior of her guests.
She wrote: “I’m cooking for 10 tonight. 5 couples, in the group there’s someone who has a nut allergy and someone who has celiac disease, one of the couples just called to say they’re doing vegan weekends, um to reduce their carbon footprint… They’re just checking something tonight will fit… I’ve said it doesn’t fit, but they’re more than welcome to bring stuff. … Am I an unreasonable ass?”
Some might expect a sympathetic response for those who adopt a vegan diet — but that sympathy didn’t come. Other Mumsnet users were also taken aback by the last minute demand.
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One wrote: “So they give you a challenging diet requirement about 6 hours in advance? I would want to tell them to fuck off and not bother coming. Realistically, I would advise them to bring something for themselves.”
Another pointed out how ridiculous their reasoning was since they are not full-time vegans. They typed: “Also they tell you how they ‘reduce their carbon emissions’ on the same day?!
“You’ve probably already bought the food – so it’s wasted AND you have to drive to and from the supermarket again. I’d be tempted to point it out to her later after a glass of wine.
“Surely if you were in their place you would just swap Sunday and Monday as your vegan days this week and enjoy the food that’s on offer tonight. Bizarre.”
“It’s entirely up to them whether they want to go vegan a few days a week. But with a few hours notice for the host, they can do that Monday and Tuesday instead,” one wrote.
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Others really didn’t see the funny side of being told a few hours earlier, “Tell them you’ve got a carrot in the fridge and you can pick a tulip from the garden to garnish.”
Many were quick to point out how illogical it was to call for the menu change on such short notice when they were only meatless on weekends. One wrote: “If they were true vegans then fine. Weekend vegan? You can come fuck.”
The original poster responded to comments by saying, “I’ve already responded and said no. Making sure I don’t poison or hospitalize anyone is my biggest concern.”
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