This cartoon begs the question… what is beauty worth? Are you fine to settle for a less verdant or less lovely tree in order to save a few dollars? Is Ryan now doomed, when he looks at this tree, to only see the near 100 bucks he blew instead of the perfect tree he found… ? If given this same situation, what would you do? Pay it, or hightail it?

*photo credits: Panel 1- Channel 11 news, BYU, “Christmas Tree Lot” article, 2014. Panel 2- Anderson Christmas Trees (website), Owensboro, KY.