Just needed to share a small, annoying interaction with people who understand
I'm a part of a committee planning a end of the year school event that will have a BBQ. Below is a paraphrased version of what was said:
Principal: Right so we're getting hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, potato salad, chips… Anything else?
Me: Could we make sure to provide a vegetarian/vegan option?
Principal (disgust in his voice): This is for the kids. (you selfish, selfish teacher you was implied)
Me (voice fading): We… We have students that are vegetarian and vegan. I want to make sure they feel included too.
Dean who serves students lunch everyday: Yes we have plenty of students that do it by choice and for religious/cultural reasons. I get asked to double check there's no meat like every day.
Principal: What would we even feed vegetarians at a BBQ???!!!!
Me: Veggie burgers or veggie hotdogs.
Dean chimes in again, God bless her soul: Yeah there are actually really delicious options nowadays. We could just ask them which choice they prefer in the survey we're already sending out.
Principal: I mean look, I'm trying to be accommodating, but I don't know about this…
Yeah OK. Super accommodating attitude you got there. Gotta love people like my dean and the growth of the movement. I swear no one would have defended me even 4 years ago, I would have just appeared like a selfish asshole for thinking of providing another food option for a group of 300 🙄