Murphy’s Law(s)…

Just to take a break from the BS and ruminate on how ‘true’ these are…

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

Nothing is as easy as it looks.

Everything takes longer than you think it will.

If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong. Corollary: If there is a worse time for something to go wrong, it will happen then.

If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway.

If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

Mother nature is a bitch.

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

Whenever you set out to do something, something else must be done first.

Every solution breeds new problems.

If anything can’t go wrong on its own, someone will make it go wrong.

If Murphy’s Law can go wrong, it will.

Knowing Murphy’s Law won’t help either.

Murphy’s Law is recursive. Washing your car to make it rain doesn’t work.

Murphy’s Time-Action Quandary: You never know how soon is too late.

O’Toole’s Commentary On Murphy’s Law: Murphy was an optimist.

Proof of Murphy’s Law: Murphy’s Law cannot be proven, yet is correct, as when you try to prove Murphy’s Law, you will see that the proof is incorrect. This is obviously due to Murphy’s Law, therefore Murphy’s Law is correct and proven.

Stewart’s Corollary to Murphy’s Law: Murphy’s Law may be delayed or suspended for an indefinite period of time, provided that such delay or suspension will result in a greater catastrophe at a later date.

Zymurgy’s Seventh Exception to Murphy’s Laws: When it rains, it pours.

Enjoy and take a break from the BS… sigh


Murphy’s Law(s)… — 11 Comments

  1. Murphy is the only member of every team since time began

  2. Zymurgy’s law of evolving systems dynamics: When you open a can of worms, the only way to recan it is to use a bigger can.

    The Fourth Law of Thermodynamics (which now that there’s a Zeroth Law should probably be called the Fifth Law, but when I learned it there were just the First, Second, and Third Laws): Everything takes longer and costs more.

  3. Bad- That he has!!!

    Peter- LOL, good points!

    John- I think an ‘optimistic’ pessimist… LOL

  4. Murphy’s law, article 10, section 3 states:

    If you are at point “A”, and your car is at point “B”; the downpour will commence when you are at the halfway point between “A” and “B”.

  5. I’m damned sure that Murphy is an ancestor….. and almost certainly a farmer.

  6. Then there’s Hankins’ Corollary to Murphy’s Law, where “if something can go wrong, it usually will in the most spectacular fashion, and it will probably be my own fault….but it usually works out afterward.”