Who can win Mr.Murphy?
September 6, 2007
Every one would have heard about Murphy’s laws. I am am fan of Murphy, myself :). Here is a list of my favorite Murphy’s laws:
- Everything takes longer than you think
- You will always find something in the last place you look.
- In order to get a loan, you must first prove you don’t need it.
- Your best golf shots always occur when playing alone.
- If you want something bad enough, chances are you won’t get it.
- The letterbox is always on the other side of the road
- Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will use it.
- Chaos always wins, because it’s better organized.
- You will find an easy way to do it, after you’ve finished doing it.
- Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself
- If something is likely to happen AND desirable, it won’t happen.
- 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 everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something
- Whenever you set out to do something, something else must be done first
- A valuable dropped item will always fall into an inaccessible place (a diamond ring down the drain, for example) – or into the garbage disposal while it is running.
- If your looking for more than one thing, you’ll find the most important one last.
- After you bought a replacement for something you’ve lost and searched for everywhere, you’ll find the original
- No matter how long or how hard you shop for an item, after you’ve bought it, it will be on sale somewhere cheaper.
- Anything you try to fix will take longer and cost you more than you thought
- When a broken appliance is demonstrated for the repairman, it will work perfectly.
- In any hierarchy, each individual rises to his own level of incompetence, and then remains there.
- Whatever you want to do, is Not possible, what ever is possible for you to do, you don’t want to do it.
- Traffic is inversely proportional to how late you are, or are going to be.
- The complexity and frustration factor is inversely proportional to how much time you have left to finish, and how important it is.
- Behind every little problem, there’s a larger problem, waiting for the little problem to get out of the way
And my favorite one:
The other line always moves faster…