As mentioned in a previous post, I’m trying to learn to like carbonated water. I’ll be studying abroad in Germany soon, as I’ve mentioned, and in Germany, if you order water in a restaurant, they bring you carbonated water. The tap water is perfectly potable but is typically just used for teeth brushing and showering and such.
This is just carbonated water in a fahncy glass. I’m classy like that.
I’ve gotten to where I can generally drink carbonated water without making funny faces out of disgust, but the urge is still there. I can’t quite get over the taste of the bubbles and the thought that I am drinking water with bubbles in it. It doesn’t taste like water to me.
When I got to visit my pen pal’s family in Germany a few years ago, I was surprised when they had a little machine in their kitchen that would carbonate a liter of water at a time. Even more surprised when one of the dares in a game of the German version of Truth or Dare, one guy was dared to drink an entire liter of water ohne Kohlensäure (without carbonation). I couldn’t tell whether his disgust at the dare was to drinking so much water at once or to drinking it uncarbonated.
I haven’t gotten used to the bubbles yet. Let’s hope that changes.