That's my new phrase for when something looks truly horrific at first then turns out ok. Really gets the blood pumping. Maybe you accidentally schedule a patch advertisement during the busiest part of the day, but then you realize the program is still disabled. Here is a non technical example:
My 18 month old daughter and I were visiting my wife in the hospital. She is there for another month with a high risk preganacy. Anyway, my daughter put her coat on kissed her mother goodbye and was heading for the door. She tripped and hit the corner of the wall. See, horrific, right? Well, we were in the hospital anyway so we hopped in the elevator to go the the ER. She had a knot the size of a golfball above her left eye, with some remarkable colors.
It only took the doctor 3.5 hours to see her. By that time the knot had diminished and she was rarin' to go. She is fine now.
Better than coffee. I can laugh at it because it ended well.