What does Joe do?
Let me just post Ovidiu’s comment which made me laugh so damn much.
First of all, Joe should quit screwing around with stuff that could kill him. He shouldn’t pour the pills, mix them up, play with them over the toilet, etc…
Second, Joe should be able to remove the sense of urgency from his 10am meeting with death by simply picking a pill from bottle A and one from bottle B, thus postponing the life and death decision for a later time when he can think clearly, or better yet ask advice from some smarter friends or the internet.
He should then be able to find the actual solution to his problem, which would be to pick another one of the A pills, cut all 4 in half and take half of each one day, and the other half the next day. He should again pay attention he doesn’t mix the halves, ’cause then he’s proper screwed!
Simple, wasn’t it? Don’t you feel a bit stupid now? I did when I first heard the solution.
Have a nice day!