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Glittersmith

Member Since 17 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 16 2014 09:59 AM
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How Do You Deal With The "haters"?

17 December 2013 - 10:38 AM

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"?