A Cruel Dialogue

“I really admire and appreciate you.”

Really?  Then why aren’t you hotter?”




  1.  This can happen two ways, with a man in the first role and a woman in the second, or vice versa.
  2.  No one ever says the second line out loud, nor do they think it clearly.  But I think they should think it explicitly, because if they are thinking it, they might as well know that they are thinking it.  It should be a motivation to either (or both) work to improve themselves to attract better mates, or to realize they’re on a hedonic treadmill and need to check their pride.  Generally men should lean more towards the first, and women towards the second, but neither gender gets a free pass on either.
  3. It is useful to keep this couplet in mind when seeking to express appreciation.

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