No matter the school choice, summer is a big buying season for the coming academic year. Based on reviews, I occasionally bought curriculum unseen. When it arrived, I sometimes had doubts after looking at the teacher’s guide or skimming the text.
However, I would talk myself into liking it because I thought I should. Others claimed it was their favorite. Or I had spent much time deciding. Or I had spent a lot of money. Or it was a bargain. Or several of the above.
Along the way, I learned to trust my misgivings. No matter how much I hoped that a doubtful curriculum would work, it never did.
If I didn’t like a choice from the beginning, I never would.
I should send it back and pay the postage. (See Free Shipping, No Thanks Here)
The same principle applied to store purchases, especially clothing. If I didn’t love it in the dressing room, I should leave it. Research shows an item is worth the most at the moment of purchase. Afterwards, the value diminishes. I learned liking wasn’t enough to pull out my wallet.
What do you need to return?