I am realizing that I have a thing for over the top analogies. There are some people that I probably otherwise would not like but who talk in such excessive pronouncements that I find them totally charming. Sometimes, it falls flat though when people try and I am not sure why sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Today's example that works, that I think is brilliant is from an article about Fred Segal by Alex Kuczynski:
I enlisted another clerk, who was helpful, but only in a wan and distant way, as if I were the stepchild she was tolerating while secretly planning to send off to military boarding school.