I love tomatoes. I think they are pretty much a perfect vegetable… or fruit… or vegetable.
So you can imagine my shock and surprise to discover that there are people who HATE tomatoes. Yes, they hate tomatoes. I’ll write it slower so everyone can read it. There are people who hate tomatoes.
In fact there are people who so hate tomatoes that they would deem them as evil… spawn of Satan and friend to all that corrupt and defiled in this planet. Yes, they believe tomatoes to be the bane of civilization and humanity itself. Tomatoes are evil? What silly, silly people.
How can these people exist in the world? I must remind myself that I must be accepting of all people, even if they are anti-tomato and half out of their brains. The fact is, that this hatred of tomatoes is not their fault.
Recent studies suggest that our tastebuds and our preferred flavor combinations are a matter of nature rather than nurture. So, this leads me to believe that these tomato haters are people who are to be pitied. They can’t help it. It’s in their genes. They need my sympathy, not my condemnation.
But then there is evidence that nurture plays a big role in our taste preferences as well. If this is correct, than, again, tomato haters are to be pitied. They are not to blame, their parents are to blame. These poor people were deprived of tomato exposure early in life and are paying for it now. I believe that they may have a case for some sort of child abuse if this is the case.
So you see, because of the combination of these two factors, we must forgive tomato haters their transgressions. It’s not their fault. They are simply victims of terrible circumstance.