"Pretty people have it easy, whether they want to admit or not," my friend Phillip recently wrote on his blog.
Yes, life sucks if you're unattractive. It's no secret that it's harder to get out of a speeding ticket or convince an employer to hire you if you've been hit by the ugly stick. Not to mention getting someone from the opposite sex to listen to what you have to say.
But it's not always a party for the pretty kids, either.
I've seen many a personal ad from guys pleading for someone to appreciate them for more than their really, really ridiculously good-looking selves.
"Girls only ever want me for my body," one poor soul lamented on Craigslist.
My, it must be an uphill battle for those who are physically blessed.
But whether hot or not, we all are obsessed with our looks and the idea that our futures depend on them.
We MUST know -- we NEED to know -- whether we are considered attractive, because it assuredly determines what kind of a life lies ahead of us!
Just check out the hundreds of people who pony up their photos for public criticism on HotorNot.com. They can't rest until they know if the world approves ... or recoils.
But there are, in fact, things WORSE than being ugly.
You might be bugly (butt ugly)
or fugly (fat and ugly)
or even pugly (poor and ugly).
And you had best count your blessings if you aren't dugly (dog ugly).
If you be so unlucky, however, at least you can take comfort in the fact that you've been informed. Now you can brace yourself for the disappointing and lonely life that's likely ahead of you as a member of the dugly club.
You might want to hit up that hot guy on Craigslist, though. Tell him you'll appreciate more than his body if he'll appreciate everything but yours.