The more fake, the flashier?

I once bought a bottle of nail lacquer; I was really attracted by how it looked inside the bottle. I even tried it on at the beauticians before I left with it. It was looking plain ordinary, but served me really well. Then a while later I bought some perfume, and it smelled so good, and looked all flashy. It was after several applications that I noticed that whenever the perfume would come into contact with the lid of its bottle, some of the shiny color would peel off.
I noticed such tendencies in many other things, and started changing my shopping patterns. The ordinary looking nail lacquer had pleased me; the flashy perfume on the other hand filled me with regret. And friendships, those which developed slowly with moderate contact and sharing had grown farther, deeper and sweeter than those which had us meeting every time we could.
Something about the fake glittering more than the real, even with ornaments – real gold isn’t as flashy as the gold-coated items…something about needing to think twice when the deal is too good.

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