There’s always This and That, usually a binary choice with no shades of gray; black and white only. An additional choice would be nice now and then. That’s why I prefer the Other Thing. Kinda broadens the field, spices things up a bit. This and That are locked in solid. They ain’t goin’ nowhere. The Other Thing is more pleasing, even desirous, if you further define Other Thing. Which is needed from time to time, to keep it from becoming That Other Thing. Don’t want that (or this frankly).
The Other Thing takes a lot of pressure off of This and That to maintain it’s superiority complex world-view, which is adversarial in nature: “I don’t wanna be like That” or “I don’t wanna be like This”. The Other Thing merely muses, “Hmmmm”. I learned long ago that life is more than This or That. It’s like going to a buffet style restaurant as a kid. Your parents made ya take some of This and some of That and a little bit of the Other Thing. I always saved the Other Thing for last cause it was the best part.