Now and then I come across articles comparing financial behavior to something or other. This article uses the analogy of eating at a buffet. The assertion made by the author is most people cram themselves silly with junk food when they go to a buffet. (and then they make similarly bad, uninformed choices at the stock market buffet)
After reading that, I went to Grand Buffet because I had a coupon. As always, I documented my choices with a camera. Well, first I went for the fried fish and egg foo yong. Then I went for the fried fish again. (What is it with me and fried fish? I just had that on Saturday at LJS.) Then they were out of fried fish so I got some tofu and combined it with broccoli that I picked out from another dish, a hard-boiled egg, and some lettuce from the salad bar. Then I had some chicken dumplings and cream puffs. (because the two go together? :) ) Then I had honeydew melon chunks and grapes. Then I had soft ice cream in a cone. Conclusion? Not sure. It's probably just that I'm impulsive about certain things that I like.
During my trips to the buffet table, I casually observed what some of the other people chose to see if the author's assertion was true. Not everyone went for the junk food all the time, but a few people seemed to eat only that. In their defense though, the salad bar really wasn't very good.