Prickly Like The People
This ball on the bench is prickly like a lot of people.
Say or do something that rubs them the wrong way and you got a sharp, aching thorn in your side.
Hence the saying about handling them with “kid gloves” made from fine, soft kid leather.
Handle tactfully and with special consideration or else get stung badly and suffer the pain and consequences. ;-)
(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)