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So many choices of everything ....

Food and products.

CircusMaximus
CircusMaximus Male
A month ago
It's impossible to simply order anything without being given multiple choices.
Andromeda
Andromeda Female
A month ago
If you pop into a coffee shop for a quick drink you have at least half a dozen choices of coffee with some like the flat white coffee very popular but unheard of a short while ago.
leogirl
leogirl Female
A month ago
at any time I like my own filter coffee best. simple and straightforward  and no fancy name to camouflage the lack of coffee.

who wants a cup lukewarm milk? 
MrQuiet
MrQuiet Male
A month ago
Even filter coffee can be made using more than one method. there are several specialist coffee shops around not just the Costa and Nero ones.
MrQuiet
MrQuiet Male
A month ago
I recently ordered egg on toast as a snack.
Which egg sir? Fried, boiled, scrambled poached ....
Which bread sir? White, brown, brioche, granary, sourdough ....
A wine sir? Red, white, rose, Cotes de Rhone. Malbec, Merlot ....

I'm not complaining and it was a French restaurant but it took so long to order it made me chuckle.
Samx
Samx Male
A month ago
Costa, Nero, Starbucks, etc. do not make a good coffee. volumenising cheap Coffee with airrated milk only adds to profit. Good coffee, as Leo girl says, is rather difficult to find, except if you make it yourself and have knowledge of beans and roasting levels (many roasters burn the beans, thinking it makes the coffee taste stronger, but doesn’t).
Why have so many people difficulties of making decisions, even on the smallest level, like what coffee to drink, bread to order, shopping to do, etc.? Dithering helps no one.
NoSaint
NoSaint Female
A month ago
Surely the very best coffee money can buy is the one you enjoy drinking the most. It's all about your taste buds and not about knowing your bean from your button.
wonderoushen
wonderoushen Female
A month ago
I like the one from my caffettiere, Lidl french roast cheep stuff, proper rocket fuel, I got a bit cross the last time I had coffee out, I asked for black coffee and was given a list most of which I had no idea of what they were, so I asked for a large cup of plain black coffee and stil got more options than I knew what to do with. When I did finally get my coffee it was horrible, espresso topped up with hot water that being lighter than the coffee sat on the top.

I've not been out for anything to eat or drink for yonks now, before lockdown at least.
terry
terry Male
A month ago
The main difficulty I have is needing to learn to say "a cup of tea please" instead of "gis a pot o tea lass"...or lad depending who's serving, apparently a pot is different to a cup!
Mazer
Mazer Male
A month ago
It's not just food and drink. The choices of tvs and phones is enough to give anyone a headache.
sonofEasteregg
sonofEasteregg Male
A month ago
The covid thing seemed to knock out a lot of choices of supermarket items. A lot of things just went back to the basic choices, and not any of the fancy ones. Some havent come back yet, if ever.
Greencare
Greencare Female
A month ago
The rare shortages are more likely due to the war in Ukraine but I haven't noticed them here.
wonderoushen
wonderoushen Female
A month ago
It's not just the choice, but the lack of information and inability to see so much of what we buy before we buy it. Trying to buy a new microwave last week presented me with product information reviews and videos, none of which answered my basic questions, of course being me I didn't know why I should want to have the inside dimensions of the things in litres and had no idea of how to convert into measurements I could understand without having to do a sperate search to find equations to do the sums. I did find what I wanted and it arrived yesterday and works great.

One of my biggest bugbears when online shopping is the "sponsered ads" which do not inculde your most important search criteria, a friend got caught by this when buying saucepans a few days ago and accidently bought ones that don't work on a halogen hob, I get offered books of the type I'd never read etc. The only time I've ever come across anything similar in real shops is in shoe shops when I'm told they don't have my size but would I like to try some 2 sizes smaller than I asked for.
Pixiefluff
Pixiefluff Female
A month ago
I do make a few mistakes internet shopping, but a lot of the time I'd rather the risk than go into a packed out store trying stuff on for hours, some people seem to enjoy that, my idea of a nightmare. I tend to stick with sizes of particular brands I know for safety internet clothes shopping. I get annoyed if I have to food shop and there's too much choice adds on shopping time that I don't want to add on, I like to get in and out and done with. I used to go really late at night sometimes to avoid busy times, or 6 am.. 
Templar2013
Templar2013 Male
A month ago
I do most of my shopping online for food and other goods. I can't see any logical reason not to unless I enjoyed walking round the shops, which I don't. Home delivery saves fuel and negates the need to be out in the cold or driving on slippery roads at the moment.
The choices of product are enormous compared to anything shops could possible stock and they are cheaper too.
wonderoushen
wonderoushen Female
A month ago
I guess it depends on what you buy Templar, our local supermarkets who do deliveries only allow you to buy small packs of things like pasta, when I usually buy it 3kg at a time, I'm going to get fed up with having to buy 500g bags, also shops like Home Bargains, Lidl , Farm Foods and Aldi don't deliever.

Pixie I don't like clothes shopping either, I'd like to like it, but I don't because its so disapointing, same old stuff, same narrow range of sizes and lengths. I'd love to have more choices for foods, I watch cookery programes and see ingredients I've no idea where I'd get them from, different types of mushrooms for example.
MrQuiet
MrQuiet Male
A month ago
https://smithymushrooms.com/
MrQuiet
MrQuiet Male
A month ago
They have a few mushrooms.
HotOrWot
HotOrWot Male
A month ago
It seems strange to have so much choice everywhere these days but when growing up there was very little.
G-O-W
G-O-W Female
A month ago
LIDL; do they stock demerara sugar?
Yes they do!
OMG LIDL stock demerara sugar!
Waitrose; which demerara sugar should I buy?
wonderoushen
wonderoushen Female
A month ago
Good site, thanks guys, I just had a look and most are sold out, but honestly I don't think I could afford those prices anyway.
Pixiefluff
Pixiefluff Female
27 days ago
Yeah Hen, I really dislike a lot of clothing styles and fashions I think a lot of its just tat.. I'm more than happy to do anything else other than clothes shop. Still haven't got that wedding outfit. Procrastinating on that outing like a pro.. 
wonderoushen
wonderoushen Female
27 days ago
I don't know what sort of look you want to go for, but laganlook.co.uk and Kit and Caboodle have stuff thats a bit different and Moshulu for foot wear.
Pixiefluff
Pixiefluff Female
27 days ago
I'm looking at a Monsoon Dress online.. its black mostly of course but it has small segments of pink in there, has a 50's flare with a pale pink bottom sash edging and a black embroidered flowering that lied over the top. It has a flower one of the shoulders, not sure if I'd feel uneven, or like I had a parrot with me for company.. 
Zealous_Zack
Zealous_Zack Male
12 days ago
It's not just food and drink. The choices of tvs and phones is enough to give anyone a headache.

Too much choice for me a lot of the time.


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