Well maybe it's not as much a theory as a generalization about the population.
I have this tendency to lump people into categories. Compartmentalize them. Put them in tiny boxes wrapped up in ribbons and paper and stash them on a shelf until I need them. It makes it easy for me.
I like figuring out who you are and then lumping you into one of my meaningless categories.
People, oversimplified. Yes, that's for me. The oversimplification of the populace. The citizens. The general public. The nation even. The community and the inhabitants of the world! Okay, I'll stop.
But this generalization I speak of is not so deep in meaning. In fact it serves no one, except for my unending curiosity about why people like certain things and what their preferences are.
It is neither profound nor intricate nor mysterious. It does not even require a far-reaching intellect.
My theory, I'm sorry to say, is low in situation, does not extend far below the surface (of anything) and truly lacks great perpendicular dimension (of any kind).
It is only the abyss of my mind looking for answers about things that no one really cares about. Except for me of course!
So here it goes...now that I have your attention. Or maybe I no longer do.
I seem to notice three groups of people...those who are red wine drinkers, those who are white wine drinkers and those who do not drink wine at all. Profound and shallow I know!
Of course, there are those of us who go both ways (with red and white) but there is always a preference. The wine we reach for first. Our go to color.
However, what interests me is not the color of wine you gravitate towards but what your preferences are as a red or white wine drinker or not a drinker at all; specifically, when it concerns coffee or tea and chocolate.
Yes, this fascinates me. I think about it. Mull it over. Talk to people about it who then shrug their shoulders like they could care less. That hurts me.
I know what you're thinking here. My mind is a cavernous hole but I've never promised you the logic and rhetoric of Aristotle. So let's move on.
It is with my keen observation those of you who are red wine die-hards seem to also be enamored with coffee (usually black but not always) and dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao).
The white-winers prefer tea and a lighter chocolate.
Hmmm, is this true or just a phenomena occuring in my little, sheltered world? Does this generalization reach further out into the universe than I imagined?
I am losing sleep over this presumption that I have burdened myself with. It's a heavy load; I am only so strong.
So my question to you is...
Red Wine Drinkers...do you adore coffee and if so, do you take it black or with cream and sugar? Is your chocolate dark or do you reach for the milk chocolate? Maybe you hate coffee and love tea and gasp, I am wrong?
And for the White Winers...Is it tea or coffee? Would that tea be chai, plain or with milk? If it's coffee, how do you take it? And chocolate, which side of the spectrum do you fall? Dark or light?
For the anti-Wine crowd...are you a coffee or tea drinker? And chocolate, which hue do you prefer?
For me, I gravitate to the reds. My coffee is always black and the darker the chocolate the better.
I'm looking for a pattern. Maybe there isn't one. Maybe there is.
But whatever the answers may be, I will then be lifted from this gigantic, encumbering burden of wonderment I now carry.