I've got myself started on music now, and I may not be able to stop.
Being a fan of classical music is a lonely business, at least in my generation. I rarely admit to my enthusiasm, almost as if it's alcoholism, or some deviant sexual behavior, because when I do own up people usually react as if I've just admitted to alcoholism, or some deviant sexual behavior. You can see the physical revulsion even if they don't actually say, "Oh, I see. You're one of those people."
The most popular alternative is "Really?! You listen to classical music? Good for you!"
It's not oatmeal; I don't do it for the vitamins.
I've spent most of my life reminding myself that many, if not most, people don't like classical music, but I've never quite become convinced.
I was bantering with a friend once about the minutiae of Bill Evans vs. Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday vs. Ella Fitzgerald, Miles vs. Coltrane, etc., and he waxed so cartoonishly enthusiastic, I was forced to say, "You know, Geoff, there are people who don't like jazz," to which he replied, eyes twinkling,
"I've heard that, but I don't believe it."