I'm not sophisticated. I like some things that sophisticates enjoy, but for the most part, I'm a simple man with simple tastes. But if there was ever ANY time in our marriage where my wife was purely, blatantly, and even absurdly WRONG, it was when she told me that tacos require ketchup!
When we first got married, we didn't know you could buy taco seasoning (yeah, yeah, laugh it up), so we browned hamburger, grated cheese, and threw it on a tortilla. I love salsa. So I toss salsa on my taco and call it good! But my The Wife insisted that ketchup is required to give the taco flavor!
Am I crazy? Does that sound weird? Don't get me wrong: I LOVE my wife! But seriously? Salsa has flavor! It has spice! It has ZING!!!
Ketchup is bland. Sure, there's a hing of tanginess to it, but other than that, it has no panache, no pop. And when offered salsa, she turned up her nose, grabbed the bottle of ketchup, and "pthbp!" Squeezed a healthy dose of red goo all over her shredded cheese, browned hamburger, and microwaved tortilla.
We've grown a lot over the years. Now we season our meat. We vary the style of cheese, and we don't buy ketchup. I mean, really. Who needs it?
And don't let her find out that I told you this, but I think I even saw her put salsa on her taco once!