Although, it is frustrating. I did the whole food, plant based diet, which just so happened to include not eating any animal products as part of it. People would offer me food and when i turned it down they demanded an explanation. When i explained the diet i was on, every single one labelled me a vegan. It took so long to explain that i'm not anything, and that i'm merely eating REAL food and avoiding anything that's processed. People really struggled to understand that but i guess it's just a symptom of the poor level of education and intelligence for the regular person.
Ya I really wish we didn't have to label everything. But these days we almost have to
and restaurant servers should understand the difference. Being Vegan now for 2+ years has been interesting. Still, the majority thinks EVERYONE eats cheese and meat, this was very surprising to me. I can't count how many times CHEESE was placed on my food "just out of habit" and was sent back for correction. And how most people have NO CLUE what is in the food. It really tells you how health-conscious people really are out there and just stuff their face with whatever sounds good.
Anyway, sorry for the rant.