Thursday, January 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen Edition 25 - Variations on Murphy's Law

Thirteen Variations on Murphy's Law

Wikipedia says that Murphy's Law is a popular adage that states that "things will go wrong in any given situation if you give them a chance." or "whatever can go wrong will go wrong."

Today's Thursday Thirteen lists thirteen possible variations on that law: some are original with me and some are not.

1. Any time you put an item in a "safe place", it will never be seen again.

2. The likelihood of a machine's breakdown is in direct proportion to how badly the machine is needed.

3. When you are waiting for someone to return a call, they will do so as soon as you go to the bathroom.

4. Any small item dropped will roll to the least accessible corner.

5. Any heavy object dropped will land on your toe before it rolls to the least accessible corner.

6. Anything dropped in the bathroom will fall in the toilet (or the sink).

7. As soon as you master any software, a new version of that software appears on the market.

8. As soon as you click on the send button, your eyes will see the mistake on the email.

9. You are only very busy when your boss is not at the office.

10. The legibility of a copy is inversely proportional to its importance.

11.The chance of the buttered side of the bread falling face down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.

12.Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value

13.When a broken appliance is demonstrated for the repairman, it will work perfectly.

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