I don’t know about my other fellow bloggers, but I’ve noticed several things over the 3 1/2 years of doing posts on 4-5 post a week clip. One of the biggest takeaways I’ve had is that you never know which posts will do well and which ones will fail. In fact, it seems like the ones I predicted people would love are the ones that fail the most spectacularly and the ones I thought sucked, do really well.
Another thing I notice is that sometimes the post will do well not because of the spectacular writing skills, but the subject.
The third thing I notice is that the comments don’t always skew toward what I thought people would talk about. Case in point, my last post about Introverts vs. Extroverts. It was a simple, rushed together post that I was just trying to get done before I had to work on something else. It is a fascinating subject to me, and one that I would have loved to delve into way more, but really didn’t have the time or energy to.
The post didn’t exactly go viral, but it inspired more comments than the average post. A few of them leaned toward the extrovert vs. introvert debate, but most of them came from what I thought was a throwaway line in the intro.
The line: “Some claim there are weirdo’s called ambiverts (a combination of both), but then again, some people claim there is such a thing as unicorns, dragons and people that don’t like Cheetos.”
That one line cause more comments than anything about the Introverts vs. Extroverts debate.
I had a few comments about ambiverts and a couple about unicorns, but the one that I thought was the slam dunk part of that line was that I thought absolutely no one out there didn’t like Cheetos. Boy was I wrong (for the first time ever). Four separate commenters said they not only didn’t like Cheetos, but they “hated” them.
So I had to know. What did Cheetos do to offend these people so? These are my guesses:
People don’t like Chester Cheetah. What is not to like about an adorable old man looking Cheetah that doesn’t really run fast, isn’t much of a cheetah, and wears sunglasses indoor like they used to in the 80’s? So, he’s kind of a punk that encourages bad behavior like bribing a concierge with the magical 4th piece of the medley of cheesy flavors Chipotle Cheddar, Salsa Picante, Jalepeno Cheddar and Cheddar so he will get fired by allowing them to swim in the pool? How could he be considered offensive at all?
It’s that leftover cheese dust isn’t it? Let’s be honest. Value as a commodity is way overrated. When you pay for something, you want it to just be the one thing you paid for and nothing extra, right? Who needs things like BOGO or Buy one get on free? Why would I want to eat a whole bag of Cheetos, then want some leftover dust on my fingers to be added to the whole packaging? That’s like buying something for $19.50, paying with a $20 and expecting change back. Seriously, man get your extra cheese dust away from me.
Is it the offensive orange color? There is an excessive amount of colors in this world. Not only do we have primary colors, but all kinds of different shades of them too. It’s time to cut back. I say we stick with 7. Red, blue, green, yellow, purple, black and white. Who needs orange on the spectrum? I mean Red and Yellow shouldn’t have to be forced to intermingle ever. Red is for stopping, and Yellow is for caution. If we mixed them together we would get stop with caution, and there are way too many mixed signals there. Traffic would be chaos. Also, one of them is from Mars and one is from Venus, so they should never combine to make a baby color like orange right? That’s just gross. And Halloween needs to stop using orange because it seems to similar to fall. And fall should be banned from using orange because it clashes with all the other fall colors.
Maybe it’s because people hate cheese. Cheese is just the worst. I mean really. Gross. It is like milk that is like curdled right? And cheese doesn’t go well with anything. Not with pizza, or burgers or pasta or even eating alone. It especially doesn’t mix well with a crunchy bunch of air.
Is it that people don’t like that it has lots of calories? If something has a lot of calories, you know it is gross, right? Chocolate is gross, ice cream is gross, candy at Halloween is gross, pizza is gross. It’s the super healthy foods that are really good for us that is the most succulent. Ever have some of that so tasty kale for an afternoon snack? How about a bitter tasting rhubarb when you just need something to junk out on? How about a big crunchy bit of an onion to sweeten up your day? Nothing like a nice juicy handful of kidney beans when you are having a Netflix binging marathon?
It must be that Cheetos don’t go with a certain flavor of drink. It just doesn’t seem to blend with that Chateau Fiji Water of 2013, or that Diet Pepsi Max Vintage 2014. And it definitely doesn’t blend well with the tarty and meaty flavor of Gatorade Frost Glacier Cherry of 2015. On the other hand, have you mixed a very healthy apple with some Cherry Limeade 2013? The flavor only makes you pucker up so very little.
I’ve learned so much today. If it wasn’t for the completely random statement I made in my post two days ago, I never would have found out how offensive Cheetos were to the general population. I am so very thankful to my commenters for bringing the offensiveness of Cheetos to my attention. I am glad that I was able to do the research about Cheetos and why they are so offensive to the palate. Speaking of which, I’m hungry for breakfast. Cheetos anyone?
Bitter Cheesy Ben