December 20, 2012.
Today is the worst day of your life.
Today, you lost your job. You've got credit card debt up to here and no way to pay it off. Checking the mail, you find out that you're being evicted from your apartment.
Or, you just found out your mom has cancer. On the way to the hospital, your car broke down. Taking a taxi, the driver barely spoke any english and it took you several hours to get there - not to mention the hundreds of dollars you had to pay out of your wallet.
Or maybe your girlfriend broke up with you. It turns out she'd been cheating on you with your best friend for the past few months, and you've just caught them together. In your bed. Chasing them out of the house, they hit your dog with their car during their escape!
But hey, tomorrow is a new day. Things can't possibly be any worse, right?