I just don't eat black olives. That's all there is to it. If they come in a dish at a
restuarant, I ask that the dish be made minus the black olives. At home I use them sparingly, and only for my family's food, not mine.
Why? That doesn't really matter and most people never ask me. But I just don't eat black olives!
I've told people this numerous times over the years and it never raises an eyebrow in response. Nobody cares that I don't eat black olives.
Yet I've also told people I don't eat meat many times over the years and it's usually met with an array of reactions that range from shock to horror to disbelief and even defense. Occassionally people have a genuine interest in wanting to know more.
Nobody cares if you don't eat black olives, or whatever your "black olive" non-meat food may be. But they always seem to care when you say you don't eat meat. Do you find that as odd as I do? Why is it so hard for people to believe that some people don't eat meat?
By the way, I don't eat black olives simply because I don't like the taste. To me, they are just little balls of salt that dominate the dish.