just watched a speech by lorde where she talks about a friend who refers to themself as an “acquired taste” and i just have to say i vibe with that so much. i hated the taste of red wine before a friend who i was secretly in love with offered me to drink an entire bottle with them. i thought sushi was gross until my friend group decided to order a platter and hold a mini contest to see who can eat the most. i referred to tea as dirty leaf water until i had a bonding moment with a coworker who later became one of my closest friends over tea.
i know i’m not the kind of person people really want to get to know at the offset, but I think that’s okay. it just means that the people who do get to know me made a conscious choice to try, and those who stayed discovered that they actually do like it.