We often are told that the correct decisions are the tough ones to make. That is true for me today as I wait to send back the new guitar that arrived yesterday. Honestly, I had already canceled the order to prevent facing this dilemma, but the box was shipped out 3 days later regardless. I am sure that was so the vendor could temporarily get some money from me, although now they will have to refund it.
The tough decision involved the situation with Spartacus. The poor guy isn’t doing well right now and we need to save money for his treatment. While the new guitar was a dream of mine, it wasn’t the right thing to do now. I knew that if I kept the guitar and things got really tight with money that I would actually end up hating the guitar because I would know that it helped to contribute to the problem, and the enjoyment of playing it would vanish, and I would stop playing it altogether.
The box remained unopened overnight and served as a diversion for The Stooges as it waits in the hall for the FedEx person to come by to take it away at some point today. The temptation to open it was palpable, but I had to resist it so I can get my money back. I just hope that the FedEx person shows up sometime before this evening so the box will be out of the apartment altogether.
I know that I made the right choice, I just wish that the right choice was easier some of the time.