Symbiosis

When boys and girls pair off as best friends, you generally get a pretty one and a plain one, or a hunk and a nerd. This is a symbiotic relationship like that of sharks and the small fish who clean their teeth. What the pretty one gets is a good contrast background against which to shine, plus ground-support services; the plain one gets the rejects and the hand-me-downs. Of course, the price of the deal for the unattractive one is that the good-looking one screws your partner whenever he or she feels like it; but then, if you didn’t hang out with the alpha, you probably wouldn’t have that partner in the first place.

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 11:30 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink
In: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Love Among The Uglies

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