I have been 100% gluten-free for three years. Most of the time I am met with kindness and understanding in restaurants, party's or other "food" gatherings. I have noticed lately more and more angry responses from other people. I am a not expecting anyone to go to any trouble, just tell me what is safe....even if that is just a plain salad. Recently I have had three people (a server, a random lady at a fundraiser and a relative) all say quite abrasively "You just can't expect other people to work around your allergy's. There is no way to guarantee it's 100% safe. You should eat at home." I paraphrased but essentially they were really angry at me for asking and said almost the same thing. In all three cases I calmly said "I'm not asking for anyone to go to any trouble and make me something special. I'm just asking if there is something safe for me to eat." I then sheepishly backed away.
Has anyone else noticed this? I am wondering that with more enlightenment to the general public if there is more resentment? How do you handle "the haters"?