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    19 Things Every Lifelong Vegetarian Will Relate To

    It's hard being a kid who doesn't eat meat, OK?

    1. When new vegetarians talk about how much they miss meat, you're just like:

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    Never really got into it, bruh.

    2. It was SUPER awkward being the kid in class who couldn't eat the hot dog lunch on the field trip.

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    Most teachers got confused — never mind the teasing from your classmates.

    3. You and your parents prayed every kids' menu had a grilled cheese or PB&J on it.

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    And not just frickin' chicken fingers.

    4. You've REALLY heard every vegetarian joke in the book.

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    Say "But what about bacon???" one more time. Say it.

    5. And your whole life has been spent fending off the "protein" comments.

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    Somehow you're still alive after a lifetime of "not getting any protein" because you don't eat meat! Amazing.

    6. And "But you don't know what you're missing!!"

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    I don't exactly stay up at night dreaming about steak?

    7. You have literally no idea how to cook meat.

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    Are you supposed to...peel the chicken first?

    8. And someone had to explain the whole "how do you want your hamburger cooked?" thing to you.

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    Rare, medium rare, medium... It's like a foreign language.

    9. The thought of eating an entire steak makes you feel kind of queasy.

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    And, like, might make you actually sick?

    10. When you were younger, you tried to fit in with your meat-eating friends.

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    But as you get older, you just care less about not eating the BBQ.

    11. International travel has always been rough for you.

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    Especially when menus are in a different language.

    12. And if you accidentally eat something with meat in it, you can tell RIGHT AWAY.

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    Because it's so unlike anything you ever eat.

    13. You ate a LOT of spaghetti growing up.

    14. And cheese pizza.

    15. And rice. All the rice.

    16. You don't really crave fake meat.

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    Even if you don't mind eating it.

    17. You've always felt a special bond with other vegetarians.

    18. When someone assumes you don't eat meat because it's "trendy" not to:

    19. And at the end of the day, you wouldn't have had your upbringing any other way.

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    More veggies for all!