Omnishambles


Thanks to the lovely Olivia for the heads up on this one:
UK word of the year:
*omnishambles*
a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, and is characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations.

Would that be the recent high tea birthday invitation I had that I failed to double check the time it started?  There I was, in the roof sorting archives, dust mask on, unwashed hair, getting very down and dirty, and a text came through on my phone “I’m in the foyer”.

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The frock that saved me.

Oh.  Lord.  I was due at the event *now*.  Sliding down the ladder, I flew into the shower and scrubbed, rinsed, dried and jumped into a nearby frock I’d not yet hung up from the last wear.  A quick hair comb, an up do, some red lippie and I was in the car on my way.  Within 30 minutes from the text, I was seated next to my High Tea gal pals… still with an indention on my face from the face mask!!

And I have yet another omnishambles from last week that involves me giving a live presentation, but my phone card that had run out, Skype wouldn’t dial through and my landline handset was without enough battery power for the whole presentation.  Awful!

What have you had in your life that has been an omnishambles?  Or do you have another word for your comedy of errors.

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6 responses to “Omnishambles

    • Thank you Mara! Now, I omitted to mention that the picture of The Frock That Saved Me (above) is shown on a previous outing… even I couldn’t do eye shadow that fast. You’re welcome.

  1. I once wanted to go to town on the bus. I’m still not sure why, BTW, I just wanted to (as in I didn’t want to go grocery shopping or important stuff like that). So I missed one bus. And then another. And then another. By the time I’d missed the third (or it might have even been the fourth!), I figured enough was enough, and I just stayed home. I was just not meant to go mindless shopping that day.

    The funny thing is, chronic lateness isn’t even part of my MO! And no, nothing catastrophic happened that day, I just missed the bus. Over, and over, and over.

      • I was at home, the bus stop was maybe 50 metres from my door, and I still missed that bus, twice, at least!! Like I said, it just wasn’t meant to happen that day.

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