SNAFU: Situation Normal, All Fucked Up
FUBAR: Fucked Up Beyond All Repair
Hmm… In my experience, I would say that SNAFU, if left unchecked, will inevitably deteriorate into FUBAR. I am, at this moment, experiencing the former and hoping it doesn’t lead to the latter. Unfortunately, experience has also taught me that hope is generally not rewarded, so here we go!
Both of these situations are inextricably affected by Murphy’s Law (anything that can go wrong will go wrong). Here’s the thing about life – shit happens, and part of succeeding at whatever it is you are trying to do is being able to be flexible and deal with it.
So take a deep breath, regroup, and try Plan B. If that fails, just keep making up new plans until you succeed. There are no extra points for getting pissed off – calm and focused wins the day (a certain amount of anger is probably unavoidable, just don’t get sidetracked and waste precious energy on it – it’s counterproductive).
I have lots of experience dealing with this, so I’m good at it. I just get deadly calm and go to work…