Binding Judgment

Does it ever make sense to judge a book by its cover — literally or metaphorically? Tell us about a time you did, and whether that was a good decision or not.

Don’t know about books. So many books don’t really have covers anymore! Houses, though … I’ve fallen in love with houses because they were beautiful only to discover they were falling to pieces underneath. Sometimes after I had already bought them, which (lemme tell ya) is a real bummer.


And then — there’s me. The cover looks pretty good these days. If only the stuff underneath were half as healthy as the wrapper appears. Ah well. If one must fall apart, one might as well look good.

If you look good, you get the surprised “Wow, you look great!” from friends rather than the shocked deer-in-the-headlights face followed by a horrified “What’s the matter with you?” That can ruin your whole morning. I’ve gotten both and I prefer the first.

Now, I need coffee.

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26 replies

  1. I’ve made some embarrassing judgments based on outward appearances. I was stationed in Ubon, Thailand while in the US Air Force. I got on a military shuttle bus and headed to the gate to town and do some sightseeing and shopping. When I was through I became a bit disoriented as to just where I needed to catch the returning bus to the base. I saw a local squatted in a loin cloth and turbin right out of the movie Calcutta. In my worst broken English I attempted to communicate with that man who was originally from Burma.

    I asked him in baby English when to find the bus stop. He looked at me and answered in the most perfect British accented English that it was over there and promptly proceeded to give me the rundown of the schedule. I was mortified. His speech spoke volumes about a proper education while his outward appears screamed beggar, uneducated and inarticulate. I had misjudged him based on his “cover”. 😦


  2. Wowza…all that BEFORE coffee? You’re good…I didn’t realize HOW good. 😉


  3. sometimes the looking great can fool you into thinking you feel better than you do..and certainly after a coffee 🙂


  4. Ah yes! Houses can have all types of hidden agendas.


  5. Something I’m familiar with too! I hope you feel better soon. Keep up the “you look good”, as you said, may as well look good if illness is inevitable! 🙂


  6. Ditto!


  7. I completely agree and am the same, cheers to coffee 🙂



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