Are there certain things that are popular and you cannot get on the bandwagon no matter how much you try? I have some fairly unpopular opinions about certain things. Here are five things I dislike that everyone else seems to love.
Coconut. I cannot stand coconut. The texture, the taste, the everything. I had heard coconut water was good for you so I thought I would try it thinking that because it is water it could not taste too much like coconut. Blech. No coconut water for me. Interestingly, I can cook with coconut milk but I am not ready to try a coconut milk latte at Starbucks any time soon.
Flip Flops. Everyone loves their flip flops except for me. I do wear flip flops and I don’t hate them but they are not my footwear of choice. I wear them for pedicures. I wear them when it’s hot out around the house or to run quick errands. I do not wear them if I have to drive, walk any distance or if it’s chilly outside. The last few days we have had a string of some nice weather but it has been chilly in morning. The coat and flip flop look has been going strong. My attitude is that if it is cold enough for a coat then it is too cold for flip flops. And I can only wear flip flops if the part that goes in between your toes is soft. Those cheap rubber ones hurt my feet so I usually pick Teva flip flops.
Thriller Books. Everybody loved the books Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn or Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. There was so much hype and buzz around those two books. I read them and quite honestly they made me so mad that I wanted to throw both of them through the window. I guess as an author a strong reaction by a reader is not a bad thing although, maybe anger is not the reaction you want. After reading a few more novels in the thriller genre, I have decided that I do not really like them. However, because there is often a lot of talk around them and they are typically a fast read, I will probably still continue to read the most buzzed ones. I guess I will never learn.
Cantaloupe. This is another food dislike and I think I am the only one. Every fruit salad or side of fruit includes cantaloupe and I cannot stand it. I cannot even pick around it because the taste of cantaloupe infiltrates the flavor of every other fruit it touches. Even the smell or mention of it makes me wrinkle my nose. My mom likes to make fruit salads for parties and she loves cantaloupe. However, because she must love me more, she puts the cantaloupe in a separate bowl so I don’t have to eat my fruit contaminated with cantaloupe.
Running. I think running is a sport that you either love or hate. I have tried to love running but just cannot. Even when I was in really good shape, I detested running. The whole time I run I just keep thinking, “I hate this, I cannot breathe and when is this over.” I do other cardio exercise such as spinning or interval training but I do not like to run. I think my body was not built to run.
Although my dislikes often elicit a strong reactions, I think it is good that we all have different preferences. Otherwise life would be boring. Do you have anything you really do not like that others just do not understand? –June
I hate with a bitter hatred the names of lentils haricots — those pretentious cheats of the appetite, those tabulated humbugs, those certified aridites calling themselves human food!”
George Robert Gissing, English novelist