I am sitting at a table with a supposed “expert” on a subject on which I need advice. This person is often paid to dispense the advice. It could be about anything — investments, vacations, automobiles, what have you. I have had this happen to me in many different contexts, including science.
I ask the question:
So, what would you recommend between mutually exclusive options X and Y ?
and the answer I get is along the lines of
It drives me insane.