“Oh, you don’t like it? That’s okay – it’s an acquired taste.”
Statements like this one have always made me wonder – if something is an “acquired taste,” why would I want to acquire a taste for something I don’t like?
I’ve never heard anyone say that something is an acquired taste after hearing that someone really liked the taste of something. It’s always said after someone has tried something that they didn’t care for. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why anyone would keep eating or drinking something that they don’t like in hopes that maybe someday they will start liking it.
It seems like most of the time this is said about things like coffee, beer, and certain foods. Maybe they just want to be cool and like these things because it’s trendy and what all the cool kids like. Let’s face it – if you don’t like coffee or beer these days, there’s no way you’re sitting at the cool table.
I don’t mean to pick on coffee and beer drinkers, those were just the first couple things that came to mind. If you really like that stuff, more power to you. I just couldn’t think of any other specific examples off the top of my head. Are there any other foods or drinks that you can think of that a person would have to acquire a taste for?