Thanks to the lovely Olivia for the heads up on this one:
UK word of the year:
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”.
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.