From Wendy Parker, Overdrive:
You can put lipstick on a pig, but you can’t make it drink.
No, wait. That might not be true, or even entirely legal, since pigs of drinking age are something of a rarity, and who can afford to get caught drinking with an underage pig?
Let’s try this again.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make a pig carry a purse. Or put lipstick on it. (The pig, that is, I’m not clear on horses and lipstick. Apparently, I’m not clear on any of this, and it seems to be catching.)
If you enjoy Wendy’s articles and like to laugh, I highly recommend her book 100,000 Miles of Crazy: Adventures from the road with George and Wendy. I laughed from page one through every page until the end. She has a remarkable sense of humor!
You can also check out her newest book, This may be a filthy lie …: Another road trip adventure with George and Wendy