It's not that anything that happens is devastatingly bad, it's just that so much little shit goes down that you just feel buried, and start to lose sight of the big picture-- sight of the fact that it's just little shit.
One chihuahua barking at your heels is nothing. A hundred can take you down unless you start drop kicking them one at a time towards the river.*
Winding up for some field goals
* No offense intended towards chihuahua owners :)