Sometimes I really think that there is such a thing as "too much of a good thing" as the picture above that I took awhile back serves to illustrate. It used to be that when you went to the store to get new shoes, for example, you had limited choices and didn't have to spend all day pondering which ones to get or finally pick out a pair only to go home and wish that maybe you had gotten the other ones instead. I can see why children are confused when it comes to making choices these days as things like this are confusing even to we adults.
Case in point - I stopped in at the local WalMart yesterday because I needed to pick up a couple of things for the new house as one invariably always needs when moving from one place to another. One of the things I was looking for was a silverware tray for the drawer as the one that I had previously was too big and didn't fit correctly. I figured I'd pop in, grab a new silverware tray and a couple other things, pop back out and continue my day. Wrong!
When I got to the aisle where the silverware trays were I stood there facing way too many choices - bamboo, silicone-lined, several different types of plastic, red, gray, black, clear ... augh! I found myself picking up and then putting down again not one or two but four different silverware trays before I finally decided on a mesh silver one as I hate it when you get crumbs in your silveware tray for whatever reason and I figured that with mesh, the crumbs would fall right through. Before making that decision I had actually put two other choices into the cart and started down the aisle before I backed up, changed my mind, and took them out again when something else caught my eye. Ridiculous. And that was just the silverware tray ... never mind the robe hooks, sink liners, and other things that I needed. Quick trip to WalMart my old Aunt Del!
Seriously, it would be so much easier with just a few less choices ... life is too short to spend any of it standing in WalMart trying to make up my mind! Which I guess is another reason I hate shopping - too many choices! Anyone else have this problem?