Decisive-Regret-Under-Uncertainty Limerick Contest

This month’s research limerick contest:

Devise a pleasing limerick that encapsulates this study:

Regret in Decision Making Under Uncertainty,” David E. Bell, Operations Research, vol. 30, no. 5, 1982, pp. 961-981.  The author, at Harvard University, reports:

“After making a decision under uncertainty, a person may discover, on learning the relevant outcomes, that another alternative would have been preferable. This knowledge may impart a sense of loss, or regret.”

The contest, and details about how to submit your perfectly formed, delightfully enlightening limerick, are in the August issue of mini-AIR.