On 4/20/2016 8:19 AM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:
IME, it is the approach that yields the most *memorable* lessons.
How much is it "worth" to you/her to fix it?
For example, would she consider REMOVING it all and finding an alternative
"wall treatment"? Perhaps still "tile" but some other product/pattern?
A neighbor installed an exterior light above his garage. He instinctively
positioned it directly under the roof peak (gable end).
I bumped into him as he was finishing up and pointed out that the
peak wasn't centered over the garage door or driveway. So, the
light fixture was considerably off-center. And, as a result, the
light distribution wasn't what he had originally intended.
He regularly laments this decision as he sees it each time he
pulls into the garage. Yet, the "cost" (inconvenience?) of having
to remove and relocate the fixture has been an effective deterrent
for many years, now!
Your daughter might similarly see the idea of tearing up the
(now completed?) kitchen to "fix" the problem as enough of a
reason to "learn to live with it".
Said another way, *if* she is willing to go to that extreme,
then that's a strong indication of how displeased she is with
the current result!
[Expressing choices in such stark terms often helps folks
rationalize their own feelings]
I see it much more common for folks to remember failures (esp when
they have associated COSTS/losses) than successes.
I often hear anecdotes of people RE-discovering things that
yielded pleasant results (i.e., as if they had somehow forgotten
PRIOR to the rediscovery -- "Gee, I forgot how GOOD this tasted!").
But, seldom hear of folks "rediscovering" the same mistake -- once
is usually enough!
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