The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'menOr, in common English, the best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry. It 's a quote I use often, and generally take comfort from the idea that it is a common symptom of the human condition.
Gang aft agley,
Or, as Murphy, a 20th century military philosopher sometimes said; No plan survives the first contact, intact.
I'd like to think that I've learned those lessons by now, but life tends to reinforce those lessons, sometimes on a daily basis.
I'm not bitching, I'm just saying. It's been one of those days.
The upside is that my lady should be home before long, and we can commence the weekend.