Girlie, she has a son - he's a friend of mine. It doesn't matter what he's asking about, he always has to get six-seven-eight people's input on the situation.
Let's say he wants to know if he should buy some plaid leather pants. He will ask Steve, Stan, Sarah, Stephanie, Sigurd, his mom, his dad, Stephanie again, me, and probably the mailman and the lady who grooms his dog, just to be on the safe side. Everyone will give him an opinion, usually: "Plaid leather pants aren't very versatile or flattering, you know." Then, after he's polled everyone, he will come back and say, as if a revelation had struck him from out of a clear blue sky: "Well, I was thinking about it, and it occurred to me that plaid leather pants wouldn't really be very versatile or flattering. Maybe I should stick with khakis for work."
I've started keeping a mental tally of the number of advice givers he enlists. It tends to run on the high side. </understatement>