A LifeBurp is defined as an essential event, one that if ignored, will spiral out of control into a calamity of misadventure, creating an infinite loop of LifeBurps.
Like in computer programming:
Echo This is an endless loop!
It's why working at home is far more perilous than working on, say, an ice pond. Distractions abound, often of the essential kind.
A mail-order pharmacy delivered a package this morning, and the package was a bit lighter than it should have been. When I called them, they said that the missing drug wasn't on their formulary. Another call to another agency confirmed that it was on their formulary. The task, then, became mine: bring Party A and Party B together, and figure everything out.
In the end, it cost me an hour, and $80.
Not terribly bad, as I still haven't written an official word.
This may lead me to write in coffee shops.