Food·Posted on Aug 26, 201619 Things Every Lifelong Vegetarian Will Relate ToIt's hard being a kid who doesn't eat meat, OK?by Jessica MisenerBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. When new vegetarians talk about how much they miss meat, you're just like: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via cuddlebuggery.com 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. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via tumblr.com 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. yelp.com And not just frickin' chicken fingers. 4. You've REALLY heard every vegetarian joke in the book. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF VH1 Say "But what about bacon???" one more time. Say it. 5. And your whole life has been spent fending off the "protein" comments. pinterest.com 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!!" E! I don't exactly stay up at night dreaming about steak? 7. You have literally no idea how to cook meat. tickld.com 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. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF reddit.com Rare, medium rare, medium... It's like a foreign language. 9. The thought of eating an entire steak makes you feel kind of queasy. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF usanetwork.com And, like, might make you actually sick? 10. When you were younger, you tried to fit in with your meat-eating friends. instagram.com But as you get older, you just care less about not eating the BBQ. 11. International travel has always been rough for you. Twitter: @shawnmicallef Especially when menus are in a different language. 12. And if you accidentally eat something with meat in it, you can tell RIGHT AWAY. VH1 / Via giphy.com Because it's so unlike anything you ever eat. 13. You ate a LOT of spaghetti growing up. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com 14. And cheese pizza. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF digiorno.tumblr.com 15. And rice. All the rice. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF imgur.com 16. You don't really crave fake meat. bakingmehungry.com Even if you don't mind eating it. 17. You've always felt a special bond with other vegetarians. giphy.com 18. When someone assumes you don't eat meat because it's "trendy" not to: pensiveczar.tumblr.com 19. And at the end of the day, you wouldn't have had your upbringing any other way. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF imgur.com More veggies for all!