You know the expression "the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing"? Meaning, usually, two arms of a larger entity (two departments of a major corporation, for example) aren't communicating well.
"The left hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing" means that things are so completely fucked up that they don't even know what they themselves are doing.
I can't get my healthcare provider to acknowledge that I've already paid them using the debit card issued by the very same healthcare provider. The left hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.
#left hand#right hand#corporate bullshit#fuck#pissed off
Stockdaling is the act or sensation of being somewhere and not knowing why you're there, or even who you are. If you get to the office and realize you have no idea what you're supposed to be doing, you're stockdaling.
Reference: Admiral James Stockdale, 1992 vice presidential nominee (with Ross Perot) who, in the vice presidential debate, led off with "Who am I? Why am I here?"
I got to work today and have no idea what the fuck I'm doing. I'm totally stockdaling.