Dinner with Caitlin

Nathaniel Christopher 9 Comments

Firstly, let’s start with the positive.

I had a wonderful evening with my friend Caitlin. She’s a friend I made in my first month of university back in January, 2002. We lived together in res and she’s been a supportive, consistent friend ever since.

Okay, enough of that positive shit. You all need to hear the DRAMA!!!

Caitlin wanted me, herself and another friend to get together and have dinner.

“Great,” I said. “Let’s go for steaks!”

“uh, I think she’s a vegetarian,” says Caitlin. After much humming and hawing and research Caitlin proposed Hon’s. They’re cheap, have good food and a vegetarian menu. Her and I could eat meat and her friend could eat something vegetarian.

We all agreed it’d be a great idea.

So, then today about an hour before we’re set to meet up Veggie girl says “I want to make you all a gluten free/vegan pad Thai meal…”


I was irritated. Turns out that veggie girl decided that she was on a “cleansing day” (whatever that means) and couldn’t eat restaurant food so there was no way we could have dinner with her unless we ate exactly the kind of food she wanted. It’s a form of terrorism, if you ask me, forcing someone else to eat your diet.

I wasn’t willing or preared to do that. I wanted to go out and have a nice meal with friends.

We “politely” declined her kind invite, reminding her that we had planned this a week in advance and were looking forward to it. So, we went ahead and had dinner. Just Caitlin and I. We ended up at White Spot (to save on gas) and when we looked at the menu Caitlin noticed Pad Thai.

“Ooh… all that talk of Pad Thai makes me hungry for it now,” says Caitlin.

“Let’s tell her that we ate that even if we didn’t,” says I.

I am a resident of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, who has been blogging here for nearly 25 years. I enjoy sharing my thoughts and feelings on my own online platform. From 1998 until 2017, I worked as a journalist, and I have posted most of my articles in the 'News' section of this website.


  1. Urgh, vegans can be so fucking dogmatic and annoying. If I became a vegetarian or vegan I just wouldn’t tell anyone and order salads all the time at restaurants.

  2. Gino, I see you typed something, but all I could read was “meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow”. I invite you to attempt to make sense the next time you post a comment, but I won’t hold it against you if you’re unable to.

  3. Meaties Rule.

    Veggies Suck. I know vegatirians who put their dogs and cats on vegetarian diets.

    That is cruelty to animals. Dogs and Cats are carnivores. Your cats and dogs should not be subject to our human choices. Cats and dogs do not know politics behind the meat industry all they know is what they like.

    FEED YOUR ANIMALS MEAT. I believe in puffy animals. I am strongly agains petting a cat and feel its ribs.

  4. Well… I find the Veggie’s behavior to be a bitchy and inconsiderate. You were willing to compromise but she wasn’t. Just as she has the right not to eat meat you have the right to not eat her food. I’m glad your friend Caitlin was in your corner. It’s rude of her friend to try to take over the entire evening and make it all about her.

    I find veggie’s always hard to deal with.

  5. Hedda. I don’t know how to say this with out being rude.

    Please don’t take this the wrong way, but,


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