Block That Metaphor!
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 94 14:04:03 PST
Subject: Block That Metaphor!
From: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
The commitment problem has caused many women to mistakenly conclude that
men, as a group, have the emotional maturity of hamsters. This is not
the case. A hamster is much more capable of making a lasting commitment
to a woman, expecially if she gives it those little food pellets.
Whereas a guy, in a relationship, will consume the pellets of companionship,
and he will run on the exercise wheel of lust, but as soon as he senses
that the door of commitment is about to close and trap him in the wire
cage of true intimacy, he'll squirm out, scamper across the kitchen floor
of uncertainty and hide under the refrigerator of non-Readiness.
-- Dave Barry
© 1994 Peter Langston