I had an interesting thought today. I’ve always thought of myself as indecisive regarding things like making plans with people, what movie to watch, where to eat, what to do in the first place, things along those lines. I have a hard time deciding these kinds of things when I make plans with friends.
But I realized recently that this is not indecision at all. Most of the time, I know exactly where I want to eat and everything else. The reason I have trouble choosing is because of conversations like this. It happened again just recently:
Me: Where do you want to eat?
Other person: I don’t care.
Me: Is there anything you’re really in the mood for in particular?
Other: Not really.
Me: Any special favorite place you really want to go?
Other: Not really.
Me: Is there anything you DON’T feel like eating?
Other: No. I’m hungry. I can eat anything right now.
Me: Any specific type of food you’ve really been feeling like?
Other: Not really. I like everything. You pick something.
Me: Well, then what about [insert name of restaurant here]?
Other: No, I don’t like that.
How do you expect me to be able to make decisions when so many of them are met with this kind of opposition? Just be honest. If there’s something you don’t like, tell me; it would make everything easier.
P.S. I wrote this on Friday, August 2. Coincidentally, the Dilbert comic for Saturday, August 3, dealt with this exact same topic.
P.S. There is a certain recent development in the life of a well-known Christian pastor which I feel like I need to write about here, considering how often I have written about my tumultuous relationship with this man’s works. That seems like it would have been a better post for a milestone number like #250. But I had a busy week, I missed posting last week, and I need something easy this week. I’ll get to the other thing soon in a later post.