Several words and phrases have been used in this thread in ways unfamiliar to me. “Cat-called”, for instance. In my reading --- sparse as it has admittedly been --- I’ve usually encountered “cat-calls” as nouns, rather than as transitive verbs. I associate cat-calls with jeers, such as might be delivered by a dissatisfied audience at a theatrical or other performance. I’m not sure what the OP means when she says that her friend was cat-called. The phrases used by the cat-caller certainly sound abusive to me (I should not like to be compared, however favourably, to a pot-bellied pig --- “more eloquent than a pot-bellied pig”? “sexier than a pot-bellied pig”?), or else make no sense at all ("cute" and “pickle” simply don’t match up, in my lexicon, any more than do, say, “pensive” and “salami"). And yet other posters seem to have no doubt about the meaning --- Happydog: “fine is fine and cute is cute”. I’ve heard small wayward children described as “pickles” --- as far as I was concerned, the term was a euphemism for “ought by rights to be strangled”.
So with me, it’s Faldage si, Happydog no. I’d like a clarification from the Original Poster. Did her friend offend this lady in some way --- perhaps inadvertently? Or does the OP (who alone knows the context) believe the lady was making a pass at her friend? Please—let there be light! (and welcome to wordorigins.org from me, too, gretchen)
Regarding trailer parks: twenty-five years ago I visited a cousin of mine in Santa Barbara, CA, who wrote that she lived in a trailer park. I arrived (secretly harbouring uncomfortable visions of “Tobacco Road") at a vast estate, encircled by a security fence, guarded by a corps of commandos with jeeps and automatic weapons, landscaped with “gardens bright with sinuous rills”, equipped with clubhouse, sauna, gymnasium, and all sorts of other goodies. The habitations were mobile homes, priced well into six figures, and with about twice the living space of the crumbling hovel I inhabit here at home --- which is only mobile vertically, when bits fall off it. I’ll take that trailer park, and whatever social stigma goes with it, any day of the week. ;-)