View Single Post
  #20  
Old 07-04-2017, 03:58 PM
kunilou kunilou is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Posts: 22,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by nate View Post
Anyway, is there a name for this effect?
Perfectionism.

And sometimes it IS a big deal. If you're a cancer patient, do you want your surgeon to tell you, "We got almost all of it"? If you were a passenger on the Titanic, would you be happy to know that 99.9% of the hull wasn't damaged by the iceberg?

As for your wife, before you went into the bathroom there was no hair in the sink. When you came out of the bathroom there was hair in the sink. From her point of view, the solution wasn't a solution.