I've avoided beets for 23 years and 10 months though I'm not exactly sure why. Beets seem to have made it on the universal list of foods people have to hate even though they've never tried them. Other members of the list include: brussel sprouts, spinach, and liver.
I decided the other night to eat from the taboo food list starting with the beet.
Of course at first when asked if I wanted a beet I said, "Oh no. I don't like beets." I stood at the kitchen counter realizing I had no idea if I liked beets or not, but I still blurted out the words. After I retracted my statement I threw a beet ball on my plate. It looked like a squishy, bloody eyeball.
So there we were: tor and her new squishy, magenta friend. I suppose we weren't friends just yet. Well, that's the thing, I'm pretty sure we didn't become friends. I cut him in half and shoved him in my mouth napkin in hand fully prepared if things went south. This all happened before we could even have a proper conversation. I didn't apologize to the beet for saying i hated him before I even gave him a chance, but then again he didn't apologize for tasting like a soggy carrot fraud.