May 31, 2004


You know the situation. You're looking at a choice that no matter which way you choose (or which outcome you work towards) it's going to suck. So then it's just a matter of the lesser of two evils.

And then there's its cursed cousin... the lose-lose epiphany. Essentially, you're fighting against an outcome because you know it's going to unpleasant at best. And then all of a sudden the tables turn and you realize that the other outcome that you're fighting towards is going to be even worse. It's even worse than the loaded question with no right answer, it's the loaded problem with no good solution.

So the question is, what do you do when the epiphany hits? Do you just stop? Do you throw one or two more punches because it's hard to give up on something that you've been working for? Or do you just take your marbles, go home, and pray to God that someone's in the market for those damned marbles so you can try to take what little money you can get and run.

Posted by Vengeful Cynic at May 31, 2004 04:04 PM | TrackBack