From the following, choose either one or the other. (If it doesn't apply to your gender, imagine yourself as the other gender. Or, if that's too kinky, choose on behalf of someone you care about.)
Pretend you MUST choose. No wimping out with, "But I like bo-o-o-o-th..." or "I don't like e-e-e-either..." (Yeah, I can hear that whine in your voice. Nut up and do it already.)
On your mark...get set...GO!
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Flats or heels?
Sweater or sweatshirt?
White cotton or black lace?
Top up or top down?
Facebook or Twitter?
All-white Christmas lights or multi-colored?
Wine or beer?
Martini or Manhattan?
Hamburger or pizza?
Boots or sneakers?
Frosty or Rudolf?
Hanukkah or Chanukkah (or Hanukah or Chanukah)?
Europe or Australia?
Sheep or cows?
Boxers or briefs?
Thong or granny panties?
Pyramids or Eiffel Tower?
Button-fly or zipper?
Painting or photo?
Fiction or nonfiction?
Ask permission first or apologize after?
Give the truth or take the dare?
Decisive or deliberative?
There. All finished. That wasn't so bad, was it?
Now for the part I'm really curious about:
How tough was that for you? Did you instantly know which to choose, or did you waffle back and forth, mentally begging for more information to help you weigh the options?
Don't worry, this isn't a test. One choice isn't better than the other. There are benefits and drawbacks to both. That's why we have conflicting adages, like...
"He who hesitates is lost." vs. "Look before you leap."
Because there are times when an immediate decision is essential, and times when a more cautious approach would be prudent. Adage writers like to cover their...um, bases.
Personally, I tend to be more deliberative*. Oh, I can make a snap judgment when I have to, but I will second guess myself ad nauseum afterward, until I've reassured myself it was the right one. I may *cough* tend to over-analyze things just a tad.
[That raucous laughter you hear in the background is TG opining on my choice of the word "tad." At a guess, he doesn't seem to think it's an adequate descriptor.]
How about you? Are you a LOOKER or a LEAPER?
P.S. You don't have to tell me everything you chose in the Either/Or. Unless you want to, in which case I'd love to hear. I am trying to correlate the chocolate thing with the kind of underwear people prefer, if you'd care to contribute to my research. My guess is, people who prefer dark chocolate like to wear risque underwear, but I could be wrong.
*Notice my skillful use of the word "deliberative." Sounds better than "wishy-washy," doesn't it? Just as rash and reckless person may prefer to be referred to as "decisive." POV is everything, yes? ;)