I work part-time in a deli which means I get the delight of meetings customers from all walks of life. It's a... mixed... blessing.
About a month ago I had a gentleman come in and order a salad. He then informed me that I needed to change my gloves and replace ALL of the cutlery on the deck before I touched his food because he was vegan. I asked him what that has anything to do with it, and he scoffed and said that none of his food can touch animal byproducts and the like. Not wanting to argue, I did as he requested.
I didn't really think much of it at the time. I get picky customers from time to time (this needs to be sliced horizontally, not vertically; place this in a diagonal pattern, etc.) so I'm used to unusual requests. However I had a lady come in yesterday that also informed me that she was a vegan and she basically asked me to get all new ingredients from the cooler because the veggies were in close proximity to the meat. Well there's no fucking way I was going to do all that, especially since there were about 8 people waiting in line behind her so I just pointed to the door. Needless to say, she was not happy.
Now, I don't have any vegan friends (at least I don't think I do) and I've got nothing against what people decide to put in their mouths, but honestly, are all vegans such snobs or is this just an outlier? Because I can understand if you're allergic to something and asking for a change of gloves/etc, but this seems like taking it to the extreme.