An open letter to people who smell cantaloupe before choosing one—

thinkerCan a person really over think something?  Is it possible to spend too much time pondering a decision? If I’d only done this, or done that … blah, blah, blah. (Note, if you cannot answer that question from the get-go then you are clearly an over thinker and this post might send you into a thinking induced coma.)

I mean we’ve all seen the crazy lady in the grocery store that has to smell a dozen cantaloupe before picking one out only to decide at the checkout that she really doesn’t think it’s ripe and therefore doesn’t want it after all.  (Oh, was that you – sorry – but come on already!)

 And then there’s the other crazy lady at the table opposite you trying to decide between the New York strip and the bone-in rib eye. (Oops, that was you too?  Again, I apologize but unless this is your last meal on Earth could you just decide so the waitress can make her way over to my table, please.)
And let’s not forget the crazy lady at the paint store who can’t decide between white umber, Nantucket white, white dove, white linen, picket fence white, ashen white … I mean for the Love of God … it all looks the same when it’s on the flippin’ wall!!  (No don’t tell me?  You again?)
Ugghhh … it’s been an odd couple of days … I have been thinking too much, my brain is spent and I need a soma holiday. Who wants to join me?? Aldous Huxly where are you?  Oh, and for those of you that don’t quite get that literary reference, don’t worry … you’re not alone … I doubt the crazy lady did either.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Brilliant post, isn’t t? Well done!

  2. Sal says:

    Aldous Huxly was part of the Vedanta society and he wrote the introduction to the Bhagavad Gita -which is like the yoga bible.

  3. Mrs. Tuna says:

    I painted my guest room which has been pumpkin orange to white last week. My husband's comment…'s too white. What does that even mean?

  4. Slamdunk says:

    This is why I like being a guy–we just care less about decisions and specifics which means more time for procrastination.

  5. Maria says:

    hi shauna. thanks so much for stopping by.
    fantastic post. and you're right, it did make me think :)
    one of my goals this month is to just breathe…not make any huge decisions that involve that kind of thinking.
    it gives your mind quite the workout.

    wishing you a happy week <3

  6. Anonymous says:

    wow… Something to Think about

  7. MiMi says:

    But if you throw Navajo white in the mix then it really DOES throw the decision making off!


  8. I completely understand, but one person over thinking got to me last night. We were trying to leave the market and a car pulled in the space behind us. Well, soon as they pulled in they decided they needed a different space and proceeded reverse super slow while we waited and waited to leave. The worst part was, the spot was two parking spaces over. Really?!?!

    ~The Clumsy Coquette

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