The quotation above comes from Coquette, my favorite advice columnist. She's brutal, sarcastic, funny, intelligent, kind of terrifying, and unrepentant. I love reading her razor-wire responses to those who dare to write to her for advice.
After I read these two sentences though, I thought, Fuck me. I'm a vegetarian in the meat market of life. It explains so much.
I could carry this metaphor to its ridiculous end, and talk about fish and those that got away, and those I threw back. Or pigs. Or chickens. Or even squids.
But I'll just sit over here and eat my carrot and shut up now.