Contemplate all you want. Consider a strategic approach and then a blunt, honest one. Retreat all together. Think of all the roads, think of their crossings.. Its a zero sum game, it always is a zero sum game. You've already lost.
Taking steps is easy, standing still is hard.
Once you try to take a step forward and hit a wall, there is no coming back from this. So, you really need to calculate the risk. Are you willing to come back to the fur shop and accept mortifying defeat or would you like to gracefully shut up about it? Let's be honest, if you have to force it, its probably shit. No clever move of yours can compare to an authentic moment.
Don't waste overtime on an already failed initiative. It's a shameful waste of your labor. Accept the failure then take another good look from outside. This time, you should be able see whats broken. Either find another use for it or chuck it out the window.
Alternatively, you can adjust your perspective on things. When life gives you lemons, you can sit around wondering why or you can accept the fact that you just need to idle around until the next round. Its like in a card game, you're dealt with a shitty hand and you know for a fact that you can't win this one. Are you going to be a soar loser or play the hand as well as you can to minimise your loss? So, shut up about it and make lemonade.