Sunday, July 6, 2008
On Making Decisions
decide ~ 1: to bring to a final choice or judgement 2: to bring to a definitive end 3: to induce to come to a choice
decided ~ 1: UNQUESTIONABLE 2: FIRM. DETERMINED
I have a hard time with this... I can stand in an isle at a store for many minutes trying to come to a decision between something. Although I do not have this problem at the grocery store. A store representative will undoubtedly come by and ask me if they can help me with something. I am sure they have gotten a call from someone watching the cameras in their "special little room" overseeing the building to come and assist the strange lady just standing in isle two. I will then tell them what my problem is. At time's, I welcome their help and sometime's, I just want to be left alone from sheer embarrassment.
For quite some time, I have had my eye on this particular garden stool they kept advertising at Target. They went on sale around my birthday and both my mom and husband had gotten me one without the other one knowing it. I not only got one, but two of these beautiful garden seats! They are really big and I knew that I had to take one of them back. I know looking at them, you would think that they are just green garden stools. But, they aren't. The glaze is different. One is more of a greenish-yellow and the other is a moss green. They both look great in my family room... but I had to choose (I really wanted to keep both of them, but my husband and daughter would not let me "forget" that I had to choose between the two). I had the receipt to both of them and they had a time limit from the date they were purchased. I waited until the very last day that I had to take one of them back and even then, I couldn't do it. I sent my daughter to take it back. So, I made my decision. It was so hard!
I know that this is a trait that I have given my daughter...she can give you countless stories about her own indecisiveness. Please, tell me that we are not alone here. Do you too have a hard time making up your mind? If so, with what types of items?