Three Year Itch
In the end, I used Emilin’s sage suggestion to make the final decsion. When I first saw her comment, I thought it was tongue in cheek, but when we talked later (on the phone! what a concept! because she’s got great news!) she explained that it was a very serious suggestion. It is actually brilliant, and provides a simple way to eke out one’s true feelings on a subject with a minimum of wheel spinning. I tossed the coin repeatedly to verify that the results were accurate, but no matter how I phrased it, the answer came out the same. “Heads, I take the new job.” Heads. No discernible disappointment. “Heads, I leave the old job.” Heads. Nerves of steel. “Heads, I stay at the old job.” Tails. No plummeting stomach. It seems that the universe and I are both interested in the same outcome: new job for Jen.