Prepare for Problems

“Honestly, we hoped this wouldn’t be a problem.”
  • Bart Gerardi


When a troop of Boy Scouts decides to go into the woods, they know to bring along things like bug spray, matches, and rain gear. This seems overly obsessive; they don’t know ahead of time that there will be insects where they’re going. And it’s highly unlikely that they can use both their rain gear and their fire-starting equipment; they probably need one or the other. However, this kind of detailed preparation is what the Boy Scout pledge is predicated on. There is no way for them to know what problems they will encounter, but they do know what troubles are likely to happen. They also know that if the bugs start biting, no one will give them any sympathy for forgetting their repellant.


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