Shit or Get off the Pot

The expression popped into my head weeks ago. It was one my father used to say, though my mother is the queen of idioms. For those of you who have never heard it before, it basically means make a decision and get it done. It is harsh and vulgar, but it gets the message across.

I suppose I started to think about it because I see others, as well as myself, struggling to make decisions.  Whether it’s choosing a food item from a menu or changing jobs. We are comfortable with what we know even if it’s not what we want.

I’m working on being more decisive. At restaurants, I spend less time choosing menu items. When buying greeting cards, I select the first one I like. I used to continue searching in case there was something better. But most often I ended up with my first choice anyway. There is so much time wasted in indecision, all because of worrying that the choice might be the wrong one. And while there are some decisions that shouldn’t be taken lightly and do need time, there are far more that really don’t matter one way or the other.

And now I’ve done it again and made the decision to write this post. Something I’ve been thinking about doing almost as long as “Shit or get off the pot” has been ruminating in my brain.

Do you struggle with making decisions?



5 thoughts on “Shit or Get off the Pot

  1. Good post, Sandra that most of us can relate to. I struggle. First I admit a decision needs to be made, then I wrestle with it, is it the right time, is it the right choice. Ultimately, when I examine it closely, my hesitation comes from not wanting to upset anyone my decision may affect. I’ve come to realize that if you initially feel you need to make an important decision then you aren’t happy with something and it’s meant to be beneficial to you. How others take it is not your business. As for the little things, don’t seat the small stuff. Thanks for the share.

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  2. After I’d been dating a woman for two years and living with her for one year, she walked up to me one day and said, “Dude, it’s time to shit or get off the pot.” Even someone as obtuse as me got the message and within a week I bought an engagement ring and asked her to marry me. Good post that brought back a fond memory. Thanks.

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