“would you like 3 or 2 buttons on your suit?”
“Cafe mocha or Cafe latte?”
“I have tickets to both Aruna Sairam and U Srinivas. Where do you wanna go?”
Time out. After almost three decades of ‘Deciding Between Equals’, I am officially retiring. It is a thankless job. Seriously.
I have to use all the neurons in my very small brain to weigh two perfectly equal options , do a pointless SWOT analysis, look at the long term vs short term gains, check the ROI and eventually pick ‘A’ over ‘B’ (for really no fault of ‘B’, by the way)….all in 5 seconds and what do I get in return?
Coffee shop gurl: OK….that’ll be $3.50
K – two
Suit shop guy: OK….you can come for trial in a week
really? ‘OK’ is all you got to say about it? How about a lil appreciation?
“Sir, I know the pain you had to go through….and I think you are a genius”
“two buttons? wow….you just brought down your carbon foot print and saved the earth from global warming”
“you choose Aruna Sairam??….will you marry me?”
Now, THAT will be ‘fair compensation’ or ‘minimum wage’ (depending on how ‘left’ you are). Unfortunately, we live in a thankless society and I just have to pay up, pick up my sandwich and leave – like as though Nothing happened in those few seconds!