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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…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2007 8:10 am

    Good ones and good collection.. 🙂 so true they are…!!!!!!!

  2. September 8, 2007 10:04 am

    Everytime I think of murphy’s laws, I remember the cartoon “Roadrunner show” – its funny that the coyote with those amazing imagination always fails badly.. pretty funny… Same is the case in life too :))

  3. October 2, 2007 9:56 am

    I am a fan of Murphy’s law too. They are so true 🙂

  4. October 2, 2007 4:14 pm

    There are many popular sanskrit sayings on this line:
    For example,

    Ista nivarthi ! Anishta prapthi !
    Vinasakale vipareetha buddhi !
    Apta snehitam praana sankatam !


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