I find the following article extremely amusing:
You see, a girl is just like a book. In fact the lead up to all relationships can be analysed based on this side by side comparison.
Face it - every book is judged by its cover. If the book cover looks nice and new, you would probably be tempted to walk over and pick it up. A book cover that is badly designed shows that the author didn't really make an effort.
Then again there are other forces in play. If the book was written by a famous author or the title is different and catches your eye, then if you have time in the bookstore you would most likely pick up the book.
That's when you walk over.
Then maybe, just maybe the cover design is interesting enough to make you want to find out more about the book. So what do you do? You flip over to the back cover to read the blurb.
That's when you say hello, let the introductions begin.If the blurb is interesting then like any experienced book buyer you would squat down the aisle and flip the pages. If it looks promising you would walk to the provided benches in the bookstore to read the first couple chapters.
That's when you take her out on dates.
If you like what you have read so far, then how? Buy the book to read at home la...
That's when you develop a relationship with her.
If the book is good, you would probably introduce it to your friends. But all hell breaks loose if they 'borrow' your copy and you never see it again. So how? Tell them to buy their own copy la.
Some books remain favourites even when they are old and tattered. These people are called loyal readers. You want my copy of LOTR? Go f*ck yourself.
Some people buy the books then sell it off after they read it. These people are called 'playboys'.
Some people leave the books on the shelf never to be read again for the rest of their lives. These people are called 'married'.
Then my very philosophical friend who gave me the opening lines on this older post said,
"Even bad books are sacred, and therefore precious."
What is the moral of the story?
Original article here