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Diving Into Decision-Making

May 20, 2006 – 4:11 pm

Diving tour has been booked. It was difficult to decide, because of the myriad options, the availability and seeming changability of information, not to mention the time I’ve got. I’m trying to stay cool, and enjoy my time as best I can. So I hae a new decision-making model. Essentially, one must gather all information at all related to one’s subject, use it to ask intelligent questions and gain real-world feedback, then choose something as hastily as possible based on instinct, impulse, and chance. Saved me a lot of time “considering.”

Fr’instance, I just bought a dive course. I chose to go with ProDive, for several reasons. They’re close to where I’m staying, they provide meals and accomodation on the boat, it’s 5 days instead of 4, they’re PADI instead of SSI, and they’ll allow me to dive the Yongala come next Friday. But the clincher? The Maritime Museum was closed so I had nothing else to do between 3 and 4 o’clock.

So that set me back more than expected, about $740… fuel surcharge included. For those of you following at home that leaves me with a balance of $126.73 to work with come next Saturday. But hey, that’s a week from now, right?!

In the meantime, I need some shorts. Townsville is tropical. I’ll apply my new decision-making method to this conundrum. Oh look, here’s some scissors! Goodbye, bottom third of my jeans! Fantastic system, truly.

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