"Snookered - verb - Slang . to deceive, cheat, or dupe"
I knew things were going sideways before I even got there. I had to deal with some issues at work (yes, I have a "real" job...all three of us do...this is all still done in what we laughingly call our "free time"...) and so I didn't get out as early as I wanted to, which had me running late getting out to Snookers for our Pink Slip Party this past Thursday. I hate running late, and so I was already in less than a perfect mindset when the text message came in from Bob at 3:58pm:
"Wow. You are going to be pissed."
Well that's never a good sign. Needless to say, I immediately called him and found out that they had us pigeon-holed in a back area that wouldn't support one of our casual events, let alone a Pink Slip Party, and that they had completely overbooked the venue with other events going on.
I sped up a little bit...