The choosing ritual

When a choice has to be made, the couple splits up; each starts at one end of the store and meets in the middle with their selection.  When they meet, they look at the selection and pick which one they want.


Choice options:

  • Grocery store – what’s to eat?
  • Decorations for the home
  • Clothing for one another
  • Bookstore
  • Craft fair
  • Exhibition hall
  • Department store
  • Video game
  • Drug store
  • Camping store
  • Furniture store like Ikea


Principal Purposes Served

  • Provide regular opportunities for play
  • Fulfill needs for predictability and novelty