Let’s clarify something here that I didn’t think need clarifying.
Just because you like or dislike something doesn’t mean that you automatically feel the same way about that thing every single time it is placed in front of your cake hole.
I hate tomatoes. (Slight Digression: The Tomato Experiment? Ended – or paused, let’s say paused, that makes it seem more open-ended – after three tries. I just couldn’t do it after three, Internet.) But that does not mean that I hate tomato sauce. I mean, it needs to be totally 100% chunk free (we’re talking Hunt’s Tomato Sauce level smooth here), but if it is? I am more than happy to scarf down some pizza or chili or spaghetti with tomato-based sauce.
Nor does my tomato-hatred mean I hate ketchup, which bears no real resemblance to tomatoes ANYWAY. Nor do I hate salsa, as long as it’s smooth. (If it’s not smooth, I will dunk rather than scoop.)
On the other hand, I adore mushrooms. But my adoration extends only to cooked mushrooms. If you try to sneak a raw mushroom into my salad or crudités platter I will sneak it right back out.
I’m sure – SURE – I’m not the only person who feels this way. I mean, cooked broccoli and raw broccoli might as well be two completely different vegetables as far as I’m concerned.
Yet it seems that this PERFECTLY NORMAL hypocrisy is a total shock to some people.
But come on.
Saying that a person who likes tomatoes should, ipso facto, also like ketchup and also sundried tomatoes and also salsa is like saying that if you like showers, you must automatically like hot and cold showers equally. Or that if you like Taylor Kitsch in Friday Night Lights, you must therefore like him in Savages and John Carter. (I like looking at Taylor Kitsch, no matter what, that’s for sure.)
I can’t believe I’m having to spell this out but apparently it is not true for everyone. Apparently some people just like a food, in all its forms. It’s black and white for them: like or hate. Rather than having a billion shades of likeage grey.
Hardboiled eggs are not the same as eggs over easy are not the same as scrambled eggs.