Today's market of giving the customer his/her choice in whatever is offered, especially in restaurants, is becoming too much for an old lady who grew up taking what was offered. Take for example:
I drop by a sandwich shop for a quick pick-up . I order a tuna melt -- do I want lettuce, tomato or not? wheat, rye or sourdough? I ask for iced tea -- do I want lemon or not? I add a cookie,-- do I want it in a bag or not? I pay for the order thinking that if I'd shaken my head si or no, I'd leave with a headache.
However, if I were to buy a car, the scene would be about the same. Do I want a 4-door or a 2-door? Do I have a preference of make/model? Would I prefer a particular color? What about mileage? and the list goes on. The next time I purchase a car I'm going to hand the salesman a paper written with my preferences:
white, specialty wheels, gas saver. soft top, white or black, leather seats, stick shift, automatic windows, compass, bright interior lights (did I leave out something important?)
A quick glance and if the salesman is a good one, can immediately inform me yes, no, or maybe. This time he makes the choice.
Of course, life isn't that easy. Next time you go somewhere, check yourself how many times in one trip you have to make choices.