"Here, you can choose the pattern you want for the bathroom door." The contractor handed me what looked like a bar with several different coloured plastic squares.
As I stared at it, he said, "You don't need to decide now. In fact, you should probably decide on your wall and door colours first so that you can order a bathroom door that will match your general decor." Then he gave me the paint catalogue: A thousand shades.
"Choosing a shade of paint for the house is like trying to win the lottery," I joked to my colleague. "What if you finish painting and then decide you don't like the colour after all?!"
I want the living room to be a pale purple, my bedroom to be light blue and the rest of the house to be soft cream.
Me: "Do you have any colour preference for your room?"
Mr TDH: "Anything is fine by me."
Me: "Okay, I'll paint your room pink."
Mr TDH: "I'm moving out!"