I over-think EVERYTHING. It drives Mr E Man crazy. I put it down to my scientific training: you have to consider alternative hypotheses! And state the Potential Pitfalls and Alternative Approaches!
But apparently, this kind of rigour is not necessarily appropriate when trying to decide what to do at the weekend.
When Mr E Man told me jokingly (?) to “OMG, GET HELP!!!”, I started to think about what that help might look like….
NB: I originally intended this post to be in the form of a cartoon, but it turns out that I can’t draw. At all. I mean, I can draw stick figures that are almost as good as the ones on xkcd, but I can’t do perspective or anything like that. So please imagine the poster below as part of a cartoon: it’s on a noticeboard in a long corridor of the kind often seen in academic research institutes, and there’s a young student standing in front of it and reading intently with a worried look on their face.