I am a classic Libra. Â The symbol for my zodiac is the scales. Â In my life, it’s all about balance.Â When I have to make decisions, I like to mull over my options.Â Once I make a decision, it’s hard to get me to budge, but getting to that point can be almost painful.Â I have literally burst into tears while shopping for sneakers because it was so hard to make a decision.
Most non-Libras don’t understand how hard making decisions is for Libras. Â I get overwhelmed if I have too many choices. Â I had a friend declare that he would never go shopping with me again because it took me over an hour to pick out a ceiling fan.Â The funny thing is that it’s usually the most arbitrary decisions that are the hardest for me like, â€œWhat do I want for lunch?â€
In the last few years, the quarter has become a lifesaver for me. Â I carry a designated quarter in my purse,Â separateÂ from my wallet, that is used solely for decision-making purposes. Â I can usually get my options down to two choices, but then I make myself crazy trying to make a final decision. Â My quarter is the final word in these cases. Â I’m sure it looks silly when people see me flipping my quarter in restaurants and shopping malls, but it’s saved me a lot of mental anguish.Â Â Whatever decision the quarter makes is what I go with.Â My quarter has helped me order food, select which brand of contact lenses I’m going to use, and pick out my clothes in the morning.
And I know that I’m not the only one who uses such an arbitrary system for making decisions.Â According to Lowering the Bar, at least one company uses Rock-Paper-Scissors to make decisions when the voting members are deadlocked. Â I was delightfully surprised when Judge Greg PresnellÂ ordered the parties in Avista Management v. Wausau Underwriters to use Rock-Paper-Scissors to determine where to hold a deposition when the lawyers involved worked in the same building.Â Whoever won the game got to decide where the deposition would be held. Â Â Based on Lowering the Bar’s blog, it appears that the parties in this case had run to the courts for every minor issue and the court had had enough.Â I was impressed by the decision. Â It sounded like something I would do if I were a judge who was exasperated with opposing counsel.
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