What is the word that describes an act that was meant to be an act of kindness/helpful, but ironically has not been helpful at all.
I know the word, but it's totally gone out of my head, and I cannot for the life of me remember it.
A few examples:
Hanging out the washing for someone trying to do them a favour, but hanging it incorrectly so it's not going to dry that well.
Doing the dishes for Mum after she's cooked you tea, but you put something non dish washer safe in the dish washer.
Mowing the lawns for your Grandma, but the mower was too short and has now killed the grass.
You told your wife you'd do the washing for her, which she was so thankful for, but you put the towels in with the clothes, and she wasn't too happy about that.
I KNOW there is a word, but I just am absolutely stumped. Any help?!