Junior Business Major Submitted by bloodinyourheadfeetontheground (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
This one really pisses me off, because I have used the phrase ‘tastes like poverty’ to describe my aversion, as an adult, to certain foods that were present in my childhood at times that other foods weren’t available because we were poor. I can’t each zucchini now because it tastes like poverty. Dry milk tastes like poverty. Store brand ‘pork and beans’ taste like poverty.
It used to be a phrase that I’d use with other people who grew up poor, and when used in the context I would use it, I’ve had people say ‘Yes, exactly that!’ and mention their own food aversions, things like unflavored instant oatmeal and boxed macaroni and cheese with the powdered cheese mix (always the store brand) and low-quality cheese singles and store-brand hot dogs. Foods that we ate as kids because it was that or go hungry, and we were lucky to have that. Foods that we can’t/won’t eat as adults and refuse to give to our kids because we don’t want them to feel the way it felt to eat those foods.
Because they tasted like poverty.
Egg noodles and tuna taste like poverty.