Don’t shoot the messenger – and we still do it, or at least I do.
“Try this place – it’s the best in Torrelodones.”
As the messenger had little credibility, I never went. The product – bread – is something I do not consume much; another reason not to go. Even the name grated on me (it has the word ‘wheat’ in it and I avoid eating that).
Like that for a while until somebody with more credibility recommended the place. Now I buy a rye and oat loaf of bread which tastes fantastic.
I smile at myself wryly on these occasions and make an effort to improve.