"What ho!" I said
"What ho!" said Motty.
"What ho! What ho!"
"What ho! What ho! What ho!"
After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.
- P.G.Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves
So okay. Today was the big Oscars fiasco when they mistakenly announced La La Land instead of Moonlight as Best Picture. With Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty at the helm there, it was quite a case of Bonnie and Clyde stealing the show !
But hey,big deal. These things happen. (For example, there's the Miss Universe screw up in 2015)
It can get so much worse.
Like when your world turns upside down in a moment - or at least between the beginning and the ending of a sentence.
You're in a lift. Another guy walks in. There are several things you could do. Keeping quiet is not only about the best but also something you'd normally do anyway. However, in this unpredictable and deterministic world that is so devoid of freewill, unseen forces propel you towards epic brain failure and you go "Hey Long time ! New look, I see?"
Before realizing you've never met this guy before.
The good part is that you reach your floor before he can go beyond a well disguised " Oh good thanks and how have you been?" The bad part is realizing that he works in your building and you'll be seeing him around a fair bit.
What Faye Dunawaye must have felt would be a walk in the park in comparison. The perils of living in La La Land !