Things That Don’t Help

A lot of my conversations lately with medical, financial, and statistics types feel like thumb-sucking, with people mostly proferring pointless advice, disconnected from reality. It reminds me of this classic scene from HHGTTG:

BARMAN
You really think the world’s going to end?
(Ford nods)
Shouldn’t we lie down or put a bag over
our heads or something?

FORD
If you want.

BARMAN
Will it help?

FORD
Not really.

He gives everyone in the bar a friendly salute, exits.

– Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, original script

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