Today's question is: "Would you rather make your own choices or have someone make them for you?"
Of course it depends on what I am making a choice about. Ross and I have a dance that we do when it is time to decide where we are going to go when we decide to out for a meal.
The conversation goes something like this:
R: "Would you like to out for linner? (lunch/dinner, which sounds hipper than the early bird special).
Me: "Yea I guess so." (dreading the next question which is:)
R: "Where would you like to go?"
Since I am not a foodie and Ross is, I prefer that he picks the restaurant. So after I express to him that I really don't care where we go and that he should decide, the rest of the conversation goes something like this:
R: "We could go to the Italian restaurant."
Me: "Nah, I really don't feel like Italian."
R: "Okay, how about a nice piece of fish. We could go to that place on the bay."
Me: "You know I don't particularly care for fish and that place doesn't have much of a selection of other things besides fish. No, not that place."
R: "Oh I know, let's try that new place that just opened up."
Me: "Forget it, it's too far and I am starting to get really hungry. I just couldn't wait that long. I will for sure wind up with a headache."
At this point we are usually in the car riding around in circles.
R: "You know I am just driving with no particular destination in mind.
Me: " Just pick a place, I'm sure I will find something on the menu."
This evening after having "the where should we eat conversation", I made the choice. "Let's go to El Tenampa." Since I don't do spicy, Ross wanted to know what I would get to eat. My response:
"I'll find something on the menu."
Ross chose hot and spicy Shrimp Diablo. I think he was happy with his choice.
To view Mexican the video click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm5JGX96Fug
I did manage to find something on the menu - Quesadilla, with chicken, no spice, please. Good choice.
Generally I like to make my own choices about most things. Sometimes a compromise is necessary.
Lately, though, it seems as though Life has made choices for me that I am not very happy about.
Here is today's entry from Anna's diary:
Sat. March 2 1929
Lunch at Dolly Madison with Edythe. Went to Tacks with Jewel to select the ring. Saw Dorothy Gish play in "Young Love" at Broad. Supper with Edythe. Confided in me about marital troubles.
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