What do you do when you really screw up?

What do you do when you really screw up?

Occasionally, however, I really blow it. Not burned oatmeal, nor burnt down house. More like burned sleeve of your favorite jacket? No, worse. More like, "I said something profoundly mean to someone whom I love more than sunshine," or "I just got a call from a potentially important prospect who was wondering where I am because I put our first meeting on the calendar for next week instead of RIGHTF**KINGNOW." 

The Grinch stole Halloween too

The Grinch stole Halloween too

The grinchy academicians in this case mummified Halloween, replacing it with something called “black and orange spirit day” whatever that is. I could be wrong, but I am betting two pumpkins that the committee spent hours deciding whether to call it "black and orange spirit day" or "orange and black spirit day" because those two titles have vastly different meanings and people who meet to discuss such things often get hung up on such things (instead of doing what they're hired to do).