These aren’t Randal Monroe’s name; I made them up
[Jessica] Aaaa! I’m so bad at estimating how long projects will take.
[Megan] Don’t panic — there’s a simple trick for that: Take your most realistic estimate, then double it.
[Jessica] Okay, but —-
[Megan] Now double it again. Add five minutes. Double it a third time.
[Megan] 30 seconds have gone by and you’ve done nothing but double imaginary numbers! You’re making no progress and will never finish!