I have to say, this is in direct response to Aubrey's post.
I didn't just drink the free sample and take the free pen, I put my arm around the soju and embraced her. Aubrey speculated that the giant soju bottle was male. She didn't articulate any specific reasons, though I'm sure there are those who would speculate.
I, however, believe that soju is a woman, for the following reasons:
She makes you feel warm when she comes into your life. Warm and light-headed. She will often cause you to make decisions that your friends do not understand. You laugh and cry more easily, and it often feels like you are walking a few inches or feet above the pavement. Sometimes it bounces quickly between inches and feet.
And yes, she will make you hurt if you are not careful. Do not put too much of yourself into her (or vice versa), or she will leave you suddenly, without warning. Perhaps taking with her your dignity, strength and previous meal.
And so, Aubrey, I contend that soju is female, though definitely not a lady.
p.s. I hardly even noticed the girls in half-skirts that accompanied the soju. Not even hardly at all.