From my "Drained" post, Holly hasn't figured out what TARFU is. I thought this would be a good time to educate the four readers about the three F*&KED UP stages in life. Anyone who is current or former military will know these right away.
SNAFU - Situation Normal, All F*&KED Up. Pretty much the current state of affairs at any given time.
FUBAR - F*&ked Up Beyond All Repair. This is what happens when Mr. Murphy comes to visit. I really try not to be here when the Schumer hits the air displacement conveyance.
TARFU - Things Are Really F*&cked Up. In other words, tuck your head between your knees and kiss your butt goodbye. TARFU is pretty much beyond the point of no return. If you get to this point without passing through FUBAR, there is a really good chance that eyebrows will be singed and knuckles scraped trying to repair any and all damage.
I'm sure someone emailed this to the Homeland Security Chief when they set those stupid color codes up. Something tells me that he opted for the color codes over the SNAFU chart so as not to incite panic.
Last thing you want to hear on the 6 o'clock news is this: "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the 6 o'clock Eyewitness News. I'm Harry Buttscratch and here's today's top stories. The Department of Homeland Security has elevated our terror threat from SNAFU to FUBAR. That's right, next time you travel, remember that you are FUBAR when you enter the airport security area. Extra security measures are in place to insure we don't get to TARFU."