365 Writing Prompts: Decisions, decisions

How are you likely to to make an important decision— by reasoning through it, or going with your gut?

Some make decisions by reasoning through it, some go with their gut. I follow neither, which sounds strange, this is the way I am.

My husband however believed in reasoning. He had made up his mind to buy a car, he didn’t like the idea of going to a dealership and drive home in the car.

The first thing he did he bought ‘The consumer reports’, a magazine which helps buyers to select the right car. He read the magazine from cover to cover making sure not to make the wrong decision, even it had to be a certain color to be visible in foggy Newfoundland.

The selection was complete he selected a Ford Model, this one had the highest rating by consumer reports, he shouldn’t go wrong, the color was lemon.

The car was bought after six months of decision making, we were on our way to Newfoundland on a May morning.My husband was speeding along on the Quebec two lane highway, we had barely reached a few miles when I heard a loud thud,he hit a dead animal on the highway and the fuel indicator of the car turned to zero, alarmed my husband went to the nearest garage. The guy told him the fuel tank was twisted, therefore he has to get used to the fact when the needle turns to half it means, the tank is full if it points to zero it means it’s half full.

So the lemon car, Ford Model, six month’s of decision making made no difference, the car proved to be a wrong pick!