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More Variations of Murphy’s Law And Why Things KEEP Going Wrong…

September 2, 2007

Ever wonder how things continuously turn out wrong? Perhaps these variations of Murphy’s Law can give us some answers…


Epstein’s Law:
If you think the problem is bad now, just wait until we’ve solved it.

Ettorre’s Observation:
The other line moves faster.

Corollary: Don’t try to change lines. The other line — the one you were in originally — will then move faster.


Hill’s Commentaries on Murphy’s Laws
1. If we lose much by having things go wrong, take all possible care.
2. If we have nothing to lose by change, relax.
3. If we have everything to gain by change, relax.
4. If it doesn’t matter, it does not matter.

O’Toole’s Commentary
Murphy was an optimist.

NBC’s Addendum to Murphy’s Law
You never run out of things that can go wrong.

Mencken’s Metalaw:
For every human problem, there is a neat, simple solution; and it is always wrong.

Miller’s Law:
You can’t tell how deep a puddle is until you step into it.

Evvie Nef’s Law:
There is a solution to every problem; the only difficulty is finding it.

The Obvious Law:
Actually, it only SEEMS as though you mustn’t be deceived by appearances.

Parson’s Laws:
1. If you break a cup or plate, it will not be the one that was already chipped or cracked.
2. A place you want to get to is always just off the edge of the map you happen to have handy.
3. A meeting lasts at least 1 1/2 hours however short the agenda.