This “For Better or For Worse” comic Strip by Lynn Johnston, has the Husband, who is a Dentist, talking to his wife about the possible replacement of His “Oral Hygienist” who has just resigned. He said that he has narrowed the 5 applicants down to two. And “One has great references, loads of experience, & is making a career of her work ...” His wife asks, “And the other one?" To which the husband becomes all hot and bothered under the collar, and replies, “… Looks like Shania Twain ...”
Again very funny in a cartoon, but how often do we take this same mentality over into life? Not just with people but with objects too, where we take the pretty over solid and reliable, and end up paying for it later when the pretty does not always last, and falls apart, while the solid continues on, giving solid and reliable service?
So today, if you too are tempted to go for the pretty over the reliable, please think again. The ultimate choice is yours and yours alone, but do think seriously about it before you make the choice, for you will have to bear the consequences for your decision.