Conversation I had with a clerk at a drug store recently (while buying Coke Zero).
Clerk: I don't understand how you like this. I can't stand it.
Me: I think it might be genetic. People with different genes sometimes taste things differently. I think this tastes 99% like coke. My girlfriend thinks it tastes like sewage.
Clerk: Oh, I get it! You're saying that if you taste something a lot, you'll learn to taste it differently?
Me: No, genes don't change in this regard. It means that you have genes that I don't and taste chemicals I don't.
Clerk: Oh, so you mean with time, how you taste things change?
Me: Actually, no, it's an inborn trait. It's set from birth.
Clerk: Oh, ok. So you're saying that if I drink Coke Zero a lot, it'll taste better after a long time?
The guy was in his mid-20s. I'm guessing that CVS cashier is likely to be his job for a while still.
Anyone else have good stories?