Gluten Dude has been through it all, and learned the best way to adapt
Those experiences you have had with friends and you telling them you must be gluten-free? He's been there and discusses how his friends get stressed out over having him over for dinner. He learned to tell his friends that he would bring his own foods, so they wouldn't worry about cross contamination. His friends quickly realized that the Gluten Dude was coming over for the company, and also the vodka (which is not made with gluten).
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