In the last issue, we looked at why normal people make decisions that can be compromised or negatively influenced by rushing, frustration, fatigue and complacency, or, more likely, a combination of these states. In many cases, the person is making an exception, such as not going to get the face shield, because it’s really close to quitting time.
In many of these cases, the exception that they are making will be with something that isn’t necessary but rather something that will make the consequences less severe. Regardless of how much of a rush you’re in, you can’t start the car without the keys, but you can drive the car without putting the seatbelt on. You wouldn’t likely get into a canoe or small boat without paddles, but you could forget or decide not to bring lifejackets.