Like many of you, I was shocked and appalled at the divisive hate-filled article published by this otherwise fine publication in recent days. The article in question, of course, related to flavours of VK drinks and was entitled ‘What Your VK Says About You’. I determined to write a counter-piece to distribute this hearsay and come out all guns a-blazing.
You see, I am an aficionado of blue VK. Of all the flavours available, blue is the most fun, most tasty, most wholesome choice. Drinking the sweet refreshing bubblegum taste just makes the world feel a bit nicer. I’m not ashamed of my love for blue VK, because drinking it, in essence, is an act of self-love.
So I was immediately set on the defence, upon reading that I was in fact engaging in a ‘desperate attempt to show people you’re fun’. Yet, instead of immediately launching into an angry diatribe, I had a deep chat with the writer, Stacey Anderson.
In taking the time to mellow out and actually allow myself to listen to the eloquent argument made by Stacey, I opened my mind a tad more. On further reflection, I realised that others can have a valid if different opinion of VKs, and that, it can’t hurt me to try something new. So I have pledged to branch out and try different flavours of VK, going in with no prejudices. Even if I find blue is still the supreme flavour, I will be safe in the knowledge that no matter the opinions of others I am happy.
At the end of the day, I’m going to be myself and keep drinking what makes me happy – you should too. Let’s all take a lesson from the most inspirational film made to date Gnomeo & Juliet, and stop discriminating on the grounds of colours.
[Louise Wylie – @WomanPendulum]
[Editor’s note: I (the aforementioned Stacey Anderson, writer of the original article) respect Louise’s right to enjoy blue VK (and yours too!) but I still think it’s gross and you’re all just pretending to like it because the electric blue looks cool.]