“Oh Gross- this milk is chunky!” My husband gagged his way to sink.
“Dude- why did you drink that milk in the fridge, it’s totally expired!” I laughed.
“Why didn’t you tell me it was spoiled?!”
“You didn’t ask.”
When we seek answers only after a decision has been made, it really only serves as a reminder of how wise we COULDA been had we asked BEFORE the choice. In essence, how stupid we are for drinking the curdled milk in the fridge? How could this have been avoided?
MAKE OBSERVATIONS. If my husband had checked the expiration date prior to drinking from the carton, he probably would have saved himself from a mouth full of sour tapioca. How often could mistakes be avoided if you had only paid attention to your surroundings and the people in it?
ASK QUESTIONS. Do not assume you can assume anything in life. Without proper communication, systems in working environments break down, relationships crumble and frustration and heartache ensues. To make better choices you should always ask questions, seek council OUTSIDE of yourself. You can’t always believe what you think.
The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.- Proverbs 12:15
And lastly, this instance could have been avoided with some clutter prevention:DON’T LEAVE EXPIRED MILK IN THE FRIDGE.
What criteria do you keep in making choices?