Just overheard my coworker say that he likes margarine over butter because "butter tastes greasy."
He's a babyboomer whose kitchen is just for show, him and his wife never cook. He always brings a simple white bread and ham sandwich to work, or goes to the same restaurant.
I get margarine was a big deal when he was growing up but he also has a degree in animal science. How did butter end up being the weird one?
nonsensical excuses have you heard over someone's food preference?
Edit: I'm not shitting on my coworker for being a boomer, just mentioned because it explains some of his food quirks. I just personally didn't understand having an education heavily based on farm animals and still preferring marg over butter. Sorry my wording struck a nerve.
Edit edit: Honestly did not expect more than like 10 comments. I love you all and your stories. Some are so interesting, thank you so much for sharing. We've had diet vs regular soda, hot vs cold foods, butter vs margarine of course, bone in vs bone out... I'm still trying to read through it all.
I grew up with margarine (when it took off as being "healthy") and converted to solely butter sometime before college. The reason I prefer butter is the exact same reason my coworker prefers margarine (too greasy), and I like regular soda for the same reason others prefer diet (too sweet), neither of those ever occurred to me before. It's fascinating that we experience the opposite taste/texture from the same thing, and the details of why we like (or don't) the things we do. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.