My girlfriend really likes beets.  I don’t know why.  I’ve never been terribly excited about them.  I thought she was weird.  I think she is weird.  She’s weird.  But every time I mention her odd fascination with beets to someone else their eyes suddenly light up.  “I love beets too!,” they say.  “Really?,” I respond.  Am I missing something?  I don’t dislike beets.  I’ll eat them.  But I don’t seek them out.  They’re not bacon.  What is it about them?  Somebody please help me understand.