“Honey, it’s not pink, it’s mauve”
June 27, 2010 § 2 Comments
As many of you know, I wrote a blog awhile back about color, and my experiences with it while I worked in the Paint department. It has come to my attention that there is another hidden message in paint choices, and that the freeze-up many people have when choosing colors isn’t the only side-effect that paint choosing in a hardware store can cause.
I think I might just be the next Oprah or Dr. Phil with this next discovery…
If your relationship can survive a trip to the paint store, it can survive anything!
I have noticed it before, but the last few weeks have certainly shown that choosing paint really shows the true colors (haha) of people and their relationships with others .
Her: “Honey what do you think of this color?”
Him: “Eh, whatever you want dear”
Her: “Okay,” few minutes of thinking “I would like this color.”
Him: “What did you choose that one for?!?!”
Me: O.o really?!?!?!
This scenario and others similar to it happen all the time, and the employees (i.e. me) are stuck in that awkward “life-coach” position. Do we side with one of them? Do we keep our mouths shut? Do we lead them another direction? These are all questions that run through my mind at least. Generally I keep the peace, unless one of the decisions is absolutely appalling, then my inner-designer steps in and doesn’t care who wins that one as long as it’s me.
So remember, when going to a paint store with a loved on you are still in public, act like you are, and be open to color choices!