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23.05.2006Tuesday 23 May – Torches

I had a quiet morning, lazing around and sleeping in. I spent the afternoon researching LED torches, having decided to get something I can use for nightwalking. I had actually found a torch for sale here, only to find that it would be cheaper to have it shipped from America. I then made the mistake of looking for cheaper places to buy it in the US, becoming engrossed in the large range of other cool torches available and coming across some people who had negative experiences with the torch I had planned to buy. Needing to feel that my choice was somehow justified in order to spend the money on it, and only being able to justify it by feeling that I’d done enough research to make an informed decision, I had little choice but to continue researching. Or, put more simply, if I can find enough people who say the torch I like is great, then it must be great, the people who don’t like it aren’t great, I’m great for liking it, buying it is a great thing to do, it would be a great purchase, and I should have to purchase it, for greater greatness. Of course, doing all the other day-to-day things I should have been doing instead of reading reviews and forums about torches would have been a more productive use of my day, but there’s always tomorrow for that.

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