So on my way home I got stopped by the police. Eh! Policeman comes up to me and routinely says: "Licence & registration". I pass the documents, all ok. Then he asks me, if I consumed any alcohol before I sat behind the wheel. I reply with a simple "No." And really, I didn't. I don't drink when I drive, I never, never will. If not for the children, who love to jump on the highway late on Saturday evenings (sarcasm), at least because of the insurance company, which would in an event of an accident, turn my pockets upside down. So, the policeman asked about alcohol, I replied that I never drank. Then we said: "OK. We'd like for you to do the alcotest." What!? It doesn't make sense... Let me explain: Why ask me if I drank, if they're clearly going to give me the alcotest anyways? If I pose a question: "Did you drink anything?" and do intend to make a person take the damn test, then why ask? This question is then in this situation: (a) stupid, (b) pointless, (c) no one benefits from it, (d) has zero efffect, (e) is wasting my valuable time, (f) wasting his (obviously less) valuable time and (g) has no value. As much as I like to think I'm rational, who likes things to be at least partly meaningful ~ this incident really left me astonished. See, how actions follow up to decisions that serve to separate the flow in two different directions. Thus, as in the diagram above, the decision is unnecessary. Not only is semantically wrong, the syntax has little meaning. If I ever saw such a diagram in the workplace, I'd probably burst into furious laughter, why would anyone give a decision in the diagram, if all roads lead to the same activity? Don't ask a questions if the answer has nothing to do with it, and doesn't affect anything, right?