Fiction isn’t real life: EVERYTHING means something
For example, let’s say that you have an important meeting first thing in the morning at work. You sleep in, burn your toast, your car won’t start, and you’re late. You have a horrible morning, but so what? The meeting starts late, you give your presentation, and your day goes pretty much as it always does, and you go home.
You could use a similar situation for your story, IF you remember that everything has to mean something.