Decisions! Decisions! Decide!

By: lucy DeAngelis

What should I choose?

In 4-H club, Mrs. Averbeck has taught us many helpful things. One very helpful thing she has taught us, is the decision making model. The decision making model helps you choose between things such as what type of cereal to buy. You use it when you have to make a decision, but you dont know what to get. There are six steps; define the decision, estimate the resources available, consider the alternatives, information gather, decide, and finally evaluate the decision.

Today is Saturday! I am going to the movie theater with some of my friends. We are going to see the movie Wreck it Wralph. My friends and I are either going to see the 3D version of the movie or the regular version. My sister told me that Wreck it Wralph is better in 3D, but I don't know if I want to spend extra money just to see the movie in 3D.

We just entered the line to purchase our tickets, since the line is long I will have plenty of time to decide what ticket I should buy. To be able to see the movie at all, there are certain things that I have to obtain. I have to have money to see the movie. I have $17. I know that I will make the right decision because I have knowledge. I also have the movie theater where I have to go to see the movie, but I wouldn't be able to see the movie at all if I didn't have transportation, I wouldn't be able to get to the movie theater without transportation.

We are still in line, there is one more group of people in front of us and I still don't know if I want to buy a regular movie ticket or a ticket in 3D. A regular ticket costs $10. A 3D ticket costs $15. If I buy the 3D ticket, with tax, I would not have any money left over to buy snacks like popcorn or a soft drink, but I would if I bought a regular ticket. If I want snacks, I cannot buy the 3D ticket.

I just purchased a ticket to see Wreck it Wralph in 3D. I can’t wait! I know that I made the right decision of choosing the 3D ticket. I realized that I do not need any snacks, I can make popcorn whenever I want at my house and I don't even like most of the candy they have at the theater. Anyway, my friend said that I can have a drink of her Diet Mountain Dew if I get thirsty, that way I wont have to go to the restroom during the movie! I came to my senses that I should go to the 3D version because it would be more exciting!