Step 1: Decide to make pasta for dinner.
Step 2: Cook pasta on stovetop.
Step 3: While cooking pasta, open jar of tomato sauce and pour small amount into microwave safe vessel for heating.
Step 4: Place lid back on jar of tomato sauce.
Step 5: With firm grip, twist lid to secure seal on jar.
Step 6: Become convinced that seal is not tight enough as it should be (or at least, can be); tighten lid more.
Step 7: While exerting incredibly unnecessary effort, clumsily lose grip of both lid and jar.
Step 8: Send contents of jar (red tomato sauce) flying across kitchen, splattering on walls, countertops, appliances, self.
Step 9: Ruin pants, new sweater, chances of being on Top Chef next season.
Step 10: Stand motionless for several minutes marveling at elegant tomato splatter patterns and own stupidity.
Step 11: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Step 12: Reflect on lessons learned.