Pride: A plastic-covered couch

Pride is like the plastic coverings grandmothers used to zip around their couches: It makes you uncomfortable, unattractive and no one wants to get too close (at least for long).

The plastic was developed to protect the couch from harm (it does). But no one wanted to sit on it. It makes a creepy noise and doesn’t feel right. And don’t even think about lying on a plastic-covered couch.