This is America. You have a constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression!

But with great power comes great responsibility.

Useful Ways

  • Get a custom made cloth mask. Wear it in public. When asked what it means decide if you want to go obscure with “It’s a Navy thing” or rattle the full translation of the acronym. In both cases, enjoy the reaction. We like to think that every day is a EAHFCCTMYDJATMU day, particularly with the divided body politic and COVID. Wear it!
  • Get a custom made bag tag, preferably in Naval Blue and Gold. Signal your fellow Road Warriors that you know what they know: Business travel is a ceaseless onslaught of EAHFCCTMYDJATMU perturbations.
  • Get a custom t-shirt with it. Make sure you wear it whenever you’re facing a hassle-laden event.
  • With your critical few friends who understand, nod gently whenever a particularly egregious EAHFCCTMYDJATMU stimulus occurs. Recite the phrase that pays: “Yah Fished Muh Jot Moo, Baby.”
  • Roll with it. Just… roll with it.
  • Create a website. Convert your resentment-of-stupid into creating laughs for your friends and neighbors.

Less-Than-Useful Ways

  • Buy flowers or a card for your spouse. And forgive them of “all the EAHFCCTMYDJATMU crap you’ve pulled the past month.”
  • When getting a traffic citation, telling the law enforcement official that this latest example of EAHFCCTMYDJATMU is but “a grain of sand on the beach of reasons why I am a Libertarian.”
  • As a student with exactly zero experience in life, declaring that topic du jour will “never be used in real life… this curriculum is so EAHFCCTMYDJATMU!”
  • Losing your cool and being an impertinent jerk whenever you face life’s inevitable EAHFCCTMYDJATMU. We have two words for you: Grow. Up.
  • Saying to your advanced quantum professor, “I thought this was a course in quantum mechanics, not math trivial pursuit. This is such EAHFCCTMYDJATMU!”
  • Acting out when you re-discover, for the 167th time, that your employer uses a 1990s era query tool with no documentation and the subject matter experts have long been laid off. Of course it’s EAHFCCTMYDJATMU. Trust us, it’s profoundly not about you.
  • In 2020, show up at a Trump Rally without a facemask. Or for that matter show up to an AOC rally for any reason at all. This isn’t EAHFCCTMYDJATMU, this is you being stupid. The virus doesn’t care what you believe and socialism has never worked. Ever.

How You Can Help

These things tend to be self-selective. Start using the expression with your friends and neighbors who have some self awareness and understand that proactivity is not really about planning ahead, it’s about being the master of your reactions to various stimuli (particularly the hassle laden ones).

Decline the invitation either to someone else’s drama or preference to make decisions based on dogma instead of evidence.

Above all, try to laugh at it. Particularly in 2020, a Sisyphean Rock of Absurdity if ever there was one.