Because it's Friday and the internet is drying up drier than the furball I found behind the couch when I was vacuuming (plus it was like, glued to the carpet and I had to loosen it with a bare toe -- thanks for that, Shitty Bill!), here's Gandalf's problem solving flowchart. Sadly, there was no mention of a crystal ball or eeny-meeny-miny-moe. Step aside Gandy, here's a real professional solves problems:
1. Can I just pretend this problem doesn't exist?
2. If not, will I die?
3. Avoid at all costs, even if it means certain death.
Thanks to Ford, who agrees Gandalf's flowchart should have definitely included a "pack a pipe and smoke it" step in there somewhere.