Do you ever have days where your impulse decision making skills are questionable? Not “I’m going to accept the crack that dude offered me on my morning jog” level of life ruiningly dubious. Just run of the mill not particularly smart choices. “I think I’ll wear a pristine white shirt and then save time by not double checking the lid on my travel mug filled with black coffee.” “Going to bed at two in the morning is basically the same as going to bed at three in the morning so why not watch a fifth episode of “The Walking Dead?”” Bad decisions along those lines.
After questionable decision making periods I find myself wondering if there are people out there who don’t have those days. Every waking moment is packed with obviously wise choices. “The car in front of me is moving very slowly for no apparent reason. I opt to practice yoga breathing.” “That chocolate mousse looks amazing. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and today has been awful but I’m going to choose the fruit platter.” Do such people exist? Or are they like unicorns?
I’m inclined to think that it’s the latter but we’re all fooled into thinking the ever-prudent walk among us. To a certain extent we all try to act that like we’ve always got it together because who wants to be known as “that one person with seriously debatable life skills?” Plus there’s a small but vocal subset of the population who enjoy hobbies like Tebow-ing and posting smug advice on Pinterest.
Then again perhaps that’s just a story I like to tell myself because I have a cut on the inside of my lip and thought it would be a great idea to order ginger jalapeno hard cider at dinner. Maybe that’s why I can’t have nice things.