In the second season of the NBC sitcom The Good Place, a character named Jason Mendoza offers a deep, unexpected insight into the human psyche.
Jason and his friends are discussing how to deal with an outside threat when Jason suggests throwing a Molotov cocktail. His pals stare at him, baffled: This won’t make the danger go away! But Jason explains that this has long been his go-to solution in times of duress.
“Any time I had a problem, I threw a Molotov cocktail,” he explains. “And, boom, I had a different problem.”
Who of us isn’t Jason Mendoza from time to time?