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idioms: shit the bed

so i have taken to using that delightful expression first introduced to me by coco73 whenever i screw things up (which is often).

it's amusing, and supplies accountability and lulz at the same time. it seems appropriate for all manner of screw-ups.

well almost all. consider the email i just sent my group because i accidentally overslept and failed to give the project one last look over before it was to be submitted at 9am:

"i'm really sorry everyone. i set my alarm but obviously shit the bed on waking up."

... yeahhhh.

i'm gonna go with "appropriate for all manner of screw-ups except for those actually involving YOUR BED" where people are inclined to take you at your literal word.


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2nd Nov, 2009 19:19 (UTC)
2nd Nov, 2009 19:21 (UTC)
Hahahahahahahaha! Yikes.
2nd Nov, 2009 19:29 (UTC)
2nd Nov, 2009 20:34 (UTC)
It's also not advisable to combine a shitting the bed reference with a 'your mom' joke, e.g.

"I shit the bed while YOUR MOM WAS IN IT"


I first learned 'shit the bed' from my former co-supervisor, who hilariously would say 'pooped the bed' if any of our staff were around. "We really pooped the bed on this one" just doesn't have the same impact...
3rd Nov, 2009 02:00 (UTC)
I'm at work at the library, and this made me laugh uncontrollably, so I am now sitting here shaking madly in complete silence, and I'm pretty sure that now no one will approach my desk for the rest of the night. AWESOME.
3rd Nov, 2009 22:52 (UTC)
I love it.
14th Nov, 2009 07:22 (UTC)
You seem radlike.

And from Vancouver!

*friended*, if I may.
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