Beware – Murphy’s Watching You

For those who are curious to know what Express Way is, it is My Corner. A place where I can pen down things that have inspired me and caught my attention or just plainly pissed me off. :P

It is the first post I am writing for Express Way and what better than discussing about Mr. Murphy who is almost like my soul mate! Murphy should be my last name! I guess that is what most of us feel every other day when things go wrong. At least, I do.

Murphy's Laws

For those who haven’t heard of Murphy’s laws, here’s an introduction:

‘If anything can go wrong, it will.’

This is the thumb rule or the most important law from Murphy. It states that if something has to go wrong, it not only does but does so at the most inappropriate time.

Not finding what I need at the right time has become a daily thing and that’s when I hate Murphy for loving me so much.

Laugh or Cry

So how did this Murphy’s Law originate?

Yes, the law has an origin. Murphy did exist and it may be shocking but he was a Major in the US Air Force. :D While he was testing his designs in the development engineering, things obviously didn’t always go as per his plans. Those were technical glitches of course. While these processes worked of the field, they usually created problems on the field or during actual testing. This is how the Murphy’s law originated.

Anyways, this post is more about the famous Murphy’s Laws. So here they are:

  1. If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the FIRST to go wrong.
  2. Murphy’s Constant – Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.
  3. After you bought a replacement for something you’ve lost and searched for everywhere, you’ll find the original.
  4. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
  5. When a broken appliance is demonstrated for the repairman, it will work perfectly.
  6. A paint drip will always find the hole in the newspaper and land on the carpet underneath.
  7. Smile . . . tomorrow will be worse – this is the Murphy Philosophy.
  8. Whenever you set out to do something, something else must be done first.
  9. The other lane in traffic always moves faster.
  10. No matter how long you shop for an item, after you’ve bought it, it will be on sale somewhere cheaper.
  11. Any instrument when dropped will roll into the least accessible corner.
  12. You will always find something in the last place you look.
  13. No books are lost by lending except those you particularly wanted to keep.
  14. The degree of technical competence is inversely proportional to the level of management.
  15. The worst shots in a game always occur when playing with someone you are trying to impress.

That’s Human

And this is the ultimate one that marks human tendency in general:

Whatever you want, you can’t have, what you can have, you don’t want.

Hope you had a fun time reading this and chuckled at a few ones that you have experienced before.

Any additions, always Welcome.

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