I don’t know any other way to write this without coming across as stubborn and closed-minded. Of course, that isn’t my intention. Hopefully you can find some humour in this. So here we go.
I don’t like poutine. This is a very serious crime when you live in Canada.
You get dirty looks and yelled at in all caps.
That’s great, but I don’t like poutine.
I’ve tried it before, so at least I’m coming from an informed perspective.
like love fries with gravy. As long as the fries aren’t swimming in it, I think it’s delicious. But when you add cheese to the mix and call it poutine, I abandon ship.
First of all, it just looks disgusting. I’ve never fantasized about mixing cheese with gravy, or fries. Let alone both!
Cheese goes with pizza, or bread, or crackers, or sprinkled on top of pasta or in soup (parmesan). It does not go with gravy. And it certainly does not go with fries. Why does no one question this!?
It tastes soggy. It tastes thick. And it tastes like a stomach ache. I literally had to stop eating it after three bites the first time I had it. I just couldn’t handle it anymore. I don’t care if I wasted school meal plan money on it.
And don’t tell me: “Oh you should try poutine from another place. Maybe you’ll like it more.”
No. Don’t even go there. If you’ve had one poutine, you’ve had them all. So I assume.
Poutine is a sacred thing, apparently.
I went to McDonald’s today and ordered fries as a component of my meal. The cashier asked me: “Would you like poutine instead?” I laughed in my head and said, “No.” She gave me a disapproving look. The kind of look where she was thinking in her head, “Really? Why not?”
SORRY I DON’T LIKE POUTINE.
I guess it’s just one of those foods that everyone is expected to like. So is sushi. I’ve never tried sushi before. It could be really good and I could be missing out, but just by looking at sushi, it doesn’t invite me in and say, “try me.” It does the opposite.
“But Paul, don’t judge a book by it’s cover, or food by how it looks.”
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’ve heard it all. As I said at the top, I don’t know how to write this without coming off as stubborn and closed-minded.
Now maybe that’s just me. In fact, I know it’s probably just me. Maybe I should be more open to trying new foods. I don’t know. I just don’t find sushi appealing in the least. Sorry.
That’s all I have to say.
If you like poutine, great. More power to you. I don’t, so leave me alone.
To each, their own.