Thursday, May 8, 2014

Corollaries to Murphy's Law

My thanks to Ken McDonald for these.

  1.Law of Mechanical Repair
 - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

Law of Gravity
- Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe.

Law of Probability
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of Random Numbers
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal; someone always answers.

5.Variation Law -
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.

Law of the Bath
- When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone will ring.

Law of Close Encounters
The probability of meeting someone you know INCREASES dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, IT WILL!!!

Law of Biomechanics 
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

10.Law of the Theater & Hockey Arena
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.

The Coffee Law
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers
If there are only 2 people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Physical Surfaces
The chances of an open- faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.

Law of Logical Argument
Anything is possible, IF you don't know what you are talking about.

 Law of Physical Appearance
If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

Law of Public Speaking

Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it OR the store will stop selling it!

Doctors' Law -
If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there, you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.



  1. the head bolt on my motorcycle engine in never quite tight enough until the last turn of the ratchet snaps it.
    the Ol'Buzzard

  2. Corollary to Laws #1 and #2: Any tool, nut, bolt, or screw, when dropped while I'm working on a vehicle, will vanish into the black hole that exists directly underneath the engine compartment. Even if there is an unobstructed path down to the garage floor, the item will vanish, never to be seen again.

  3. Mrs. Murphy's Law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong when Mr. Murphy is away from home.

    You read it here, first. (I also lie a lot.)

    Blessings and Bear hugs.

  4. I laughed so hard I was depressed by the truth of these!


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