Only to find out they don't and then wonder, is it just me?
Am I kinda "off" or is everyone else?
Here are some examples:
I have had my niece Lily helping me in Boarding since she was a little kid.
At first she would come along on weekends and holidays just to help and then eventually she was hired to do the boarding job.
(Now she's a vet tech assistant) but she learned to do boarding just like I like it.
She pays attention to details so because of this fact (when she was still working in my area) I would have her train new people.
Once I was watching her show someone how to set up a kennel run.
We have a mix-match collection of bedding and
I always put a comforter or blanket in the back of the run for the dogs to lay on and then a towel by their food and water
and then a potty pad at the front.
and then a potty pad at the front.
So Lily was showing someone this and she walked over and grabbed a blanket and laid it down and then I heard her say
"And then go get a towel that matches the blanket and..."
I interrupted her with a laugh and said "Lily, they don't have to match!"
and that's when she said "But you always pick out matching ones!"
to which I replied "Well, yeah. I like it to be visually pleasing but you don't HAVE to do that".
I had never told Lily to do that, I guess she just watched me pick them out and figured that's the way it needed to be.
(But really, if you are going to grab one from a stack of towels, why wouldn't a person pick one to match?)
A while back I bought two little "dip" bowls from Target that were on clearance.
They were the exact colors that would look nice in my kitchen and were the perfect size for Stretch to eat from.
(the other cats go downstairs to eat but he's on special food so he eats on the end of the counter)
I had this plastic water bowl for him and it just bothered me.
It just didn't look right, not sitting next to these little food bowls.
So the other day I walked around and around Target trying to find the right water bowl.
Finally I went to the dip bowl area and picked one up and took it over to the soup bowls to match it against.
I looked at so many that I caught a clerk watching me.
I felt weird so I hurried up and made a decision and walked on with my cart.
But I kept looking down at it and I knew that bowl wasn't right.
So I rolled the cart back over and went down another aisle and looked at the sets of cereal bowls.
Sitting there was a bowl that wasn't even the same color but instead the color complimented the little ones that I had.
I happily picked it up and turned it over, $1.99!
Perfect! Then I noticed the sales clerk looking at me again from across the aisle.
I think she thought I was up to no good, so I just smiled at her.
Doesn't everyone struggle with these kinds of decisions?
And finally, last week I was talking with a friend/co-worker about cars.
Her husband used to work on cars for a living.
They always buy Toyota's.
I was telling her how I no longer Google real estate listings on my lunch hour.
I was saying that I'm happy with where I live and I was just going to work on my own house and make it better.
I told her that I was now Googling cars on my lunch hour.
"Are you getting a new car?!" she asked and I replied -
"Oh No!" I said "But some day several years from now I hope to and this way I will know what to buy!"
She laughed and asked if I had narrowed it down at all.
I told her that I had thought of a Mini Cooper but it seemed like they needed a lot of expensive repairs.
Another co-worker said that I might not make it to work in such a little car like the Mini Cooper and I said
"I know! that's one of the good things about it!"
We laughed and then I said,
"Well, right now I like the Toyota Camry and also the Kia Optima"
My friend of course likes the Toyota and I'm leaning towards the Kia
but like I said, I've got years to think about it! LOL!
Then she asked me "What color?"
She was smiling because she remembered when I bought my VW Bug and I only wanted one color then.
It had to be blue. I told the salesman nothing else would work.
So I said "I don't know yet. I plan on putting up shutters on my house someday and I haven't decide on the color for them yet".
She wrinkled her forehead and asked why that would matter?
"Well, the car needs to match my house of course" and she shook her head and asked "What? Why?"
I tried to explain how when it sat in the driveway it should jive with the house...
She looked at me like I was crazy and then said
"Well, your van doesn't MATCH your house now, does it?"
"Well.." I hesitated and adverted my eyes as I mumbled. "My van is white and so is my house..."
Then I smiled and walked back to my area.