Let’s take a trip together. Imagine that we’re vacationing on a luxurious tropical island. It is our last night and we want to reward ourselves with a great feast. The concierge at our hotel recommends two restaurant options. Option #1 is known for its gorgeous views. It’s on the pricey side, and the food gets an average rating, but it has a reputation for being the postcard-perfect end to our getaway.
Option #2 isn’t much to look at. In fact, it is located in a strip mall. But it has the best food ratings of any restaurant on the island and it has a much more reasonable price tag.
We confer. Even though we’re both foodies, we’re slightly leaning toward option #1 because we want to soak up the fantastic view. But we’re a little conflicted. When the concierge hears our debate he suddenly remembers a third option–a very exclusive restaurant perched on a cliff with a 360 degree view of the entire island. It’s even more expensive than the first choice and the concierge rarely recommends it because he has had so many complaints about the service.
So, which would we choose?