Originally Posted by ATskier
What is a pearl before a swine?
Well I think the phrase originated
in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.
But the first time I ever heard it was back in the late Sixties as the name of this rock group
Phrase is something like "do not throw your pearls before swine" as in don't waste yourself down in the gutter. Or don't mix in the good stuff in something thrown down in front of the unwashed masses.
Trust me, not many of the shoppers there would have recognized the Recons or Legends or Metrons as anything special - they were going for anything with a $79 price tag and trying to find skis that "fit" the rental rear-entry boots they'd already picked out. The same people I showed not to get the Cut 10.4's, I had to explain that the rental bindings were adjustable to any normal boot size. Then I had to show them before they believed it.
Or maybe it's just the Church's version of the old "Don't wrassle a pig - you both get covered with mud and only the pig enjoys it."