It was a cold but bright, sunny day in April in Calgary. I was on my way back to the house from the supermarket when I saw it….
A home-made ice cream shop advertising 72 delicious flavours including old favourites such as various chocolate flavours, or raspberry ripple and weird and wonderful offerings such as Tiger Tail, Triple Tornado and even Hedgehog!
Although around -15C outside, it was definitely not too cold for ice cream!
I went inside and gawped at the counters trying to decide what I wanted. And my brain went into an indecisive fog – I wanted to try them ALL! My gut feeling, quite literally was to have several. But I had to decide on just two.
How to choose?
I began with my usual method of decision making – figuring out what I didn’t want (definitely not hedgehog!) and using the process of elimination. Finally, I had brought my choice down to three and reluctantly eliminated Kahlua Fudge Supreme, choosing Banana Fudge and Ontario Maple Walnut (I was in Canada, after all) and I scrumptiously slavered over every lick!
While reminiscing about this experience, it got me thinking about how I approach most of my choices – and I started to wonder how other people approach their decision making.