Maybe having a plan is insurance against having to use it.
Maybe if we study conscientiously for the exam, there will be a snow day and the exam will get postponed. Maybe if we solicit informed counsel the issue will go away on its own. Maybe if we clean the house from top to bottom the company will unexpectedly cancel.
God might wink at us, and we might be rewarded for diligent preparation by the challenge being taken away. Awesome if that’s true.
If it’s not, though, the worst thing to say is that we have a plan where we didn’t before. We know something we didn’t. We possess wisdom we lacked. And we live in a clean house.
We’ve learned, and we’re better.