the beautiful people

from time to time some good looking person (or, occasionally, an ugly) will state or imply, in words or through their behaviour, this sentiment:

beautiful people are attracted to beautiful people.  ugly people are attracted to ugly people.

and i die a little inside.  i only figured out why today:

cats are attracted to cats.  dogs are attracted to dogs.

when people say the ‘beautiful/ugly people attraction thing’, what i hear is:

ugly people … they’re not really human, are they?

get called “sub-human” often enough and you’d be miserable too.