I'm a new vegetarian and I'm afraid that people will make fun of me when they find out.
Originally Posted by jenfitz
I wouldn't announce it or anything. Just turn down any offers of meat. If people ask why (which they likely won't unless it's a dinner party any you're not eating anything, for example). When people ask, just casually say "oh, I decided to stop eating meat for a while" and if you want, then give a casual reason like "I just feel much better" or "I just couldn't reconcile it with my beliefs" and say "I don't miss it at all" and change the topic.
"I don't know! I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again!" -BART SIMPSON