On Being a Snob

The older I get, the more I've come to realize that I am, in fact, a snob. 

If you want to be nice about it, you could say that I'm "particular" or that I "know my tastes". But let's be real - I'm just a straight-up snob. 

It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
— William Makepeace Thackeray

My biggest snobby transgressions usually have to do with food. I prefer English/Irish ciders to anything any other country can produce (I'd even expand that to say I find English/Irish/Scottish alcohol is better in general). I also prefer English tea and ninety-nine percent of my tea collection comes from England itself/can't be found here (you might be thinking "if you love England so much, why don't you marry it?" to which I would reply "I'M TRYING"). 

And one time, I went to a pub that all my friends claimed had the Best Nachos Ever, but the nachos were sub-par and I've definitely had better elsewhere. I'm actually a little scared to go out to dinner with one of my friends this week, because we're going to her favourite restaurant and what if I don't like it????

Me, when I'm judging something in a snobby way.

Me, when I'm judging something in a snobby way.

I'm even snobby about books to a certain extent...mostly the fact that I rarely pick up a book by one of Those Authors - you know, the ones who put out a book a month and always end up on the bestseller list like Nora Roberts and James Patterson, etc - but at least I don't write annoying think pieces on how one "genre" is destroying literacy or whatever (this happens at least once a month and it's usually about YA novels). 

The one thing I try not to be snobby about is music because I like exploring different genres but I also sometimes scoff at certain artists instead of giving them a chance. It's terrible, I know, but at least I can admit that I have a problem (and admitting is the first step). 

Is there a particular thing you feel snobby about? Let us know in the comments!