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You can eat the salad….

I like to think I’m not generally one to rant but today is going to have to be an exception. 

I travel a lot.  I eat a lot. I like food. But I don’t eat meat. 

Twice in the last twenty four hours I’ve been told, when asking what the hot food vegetarian option is, that there isn’t one but that I

can eat the salad. 

Expletives don’t cover it. 

People cannot live by cucumber and tomato alone. 

The reason why it’s additionally frustrating is that we are at a sports event with four hundred young people. 

They devoured today’s spaghetti in tomato sauce like vultures. They didn’t touch the beef. 

They didn’t do it for veggie reasons. It was their preference. 

So meat free options aren’t exclusive to meat free people. 

I said is there a vegetarian option. They said:


Like I’d invented the idea. The planet is doomed. I’m in a hotel which changes the sheets every day unless you ask them not to. They claim to be green. What a joke. 

What is wrong with these people?

It’s a rant. 

I know. 

Just saying.

(I’m in a European country in a chain hotel. Should I name and shame? )

4 comments on “You can eat the salad….

  1. Ellen Hawley
    May 16, 2015

    Why not name ’em and send them a link?


  2. June
    May 16, 2015

    Good thing you’re not gluten intolerant – then you’d really be screwed! I got laughed at recently when I asked in a pizza restaurant if they had any gluten free pizza. I guess some restaurants just have a bit of catching up to do!


  3. suchled
    May 16, 2015

    Things are beginning to change. In most restaurants in Melbourne there will be a large range of vegetarian meals. If they don’t they can be names as breaking the law regarding discrimination. Also in my local supermarket there is one whole aisle that stocks a major range that is declared to be gluten free.

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  4. Green Bee
    May 16, 2015

    Infuriating!!! Yes, name and shame or better still, leave a review on TripAdvisor.

    Liked by 2 people

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