Important life decisions…no problem. Confidence…yes…I have it. But, if you really want to torture me, lay 1,000 different colors at my feet and ask me to pick a favorite.
Imagine you are on a reality show. At the front door of a Super Wal-Mart, you are handed this note:
- SITUATION: Your regular shampoo has been discontinued.
- TASK: You must purchase a new bottle and use it every day for a month.
- EVALUATION: If your hair does not fall out, frizz out, or be mistaken for the hairdo of Donald Trump, you will score 1,00o points for your team.
- TIME: You have 15 minutes to complete a purchase. The clock starts NOW.
Would you win the points? Not me.
I would stand in the aisle, completely paralyzed. Aside from the billion other reasons why I don’t like superstores, there are too many things to pick from. I’d stand there all glassy-eyed, wondering “should I get this shampoo, or that one, or that one, or THAT one?” I know I’d leave the store empty-handed…after spending a ridiculous amount of time reading labels and price tags and worrying about being mistaken for Donald Trump’s love child if my choice was WRONG!
I don’t remember there being thousands of product brands to pick from when I was growing up. Take shampoo. I remember having Prell, Breck, Head and Shoulders, and Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific! Maybe Trump uses that last one, although I never got close enough to take a whiff. 🙂
Are you a good, every-day decision-maker? Are there too many choices out there in the world?