Counseling is a lot like a pineapple:
prickly from the outside,
but sweet once you dig in.
Time to find the sweet.
The story goes that in Colonial Charleston, when a sailor would return from a voyage, he’d place a pineapple near the entrance of his home to mark a successful trip and to signal, “Visitors welcome!” This tradition has established the pineapple as a symbol of hospitality in the South.