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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

MURPHY'S LAW (new law just added to this post....)

I’ve been going through my books, deciding what to keep, what to give away, and what to try to sell in a garage sale. It’s a difficult process. You can tell how hard it is for me to give up any book since this one was printed in 1978. I’m glad I did hold on to it through the years, though, as it gave me some really good laughs today.

You’ve heard of MURPHY’S LAW: "The principle that whatever can go wrong will." This old paperback is a collection of corollaries, statements, laws, postulates, commentaries, principles, etc., etc., stemming from this basic law. Below are some of my favorites in the book, including three laws that I, um, discovered after re-reading this book:

NEW LAW discovered since first making this post-- ROSWILA'S FIRST SPACE/TIME LAW: Counting on someone who's always late to be late, bends the space time continuum so that they arrive on time for the first time in known history.

MURPHY’S CONSTANT: Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

FINAGLE’S FIRST LAW: If an experiment works, something has gone wrong.

JONE’S LAW: The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone he can blame it on.

WEINBERG’S SECOND LAW: If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.

ATWOOD’S FOURTEENTH COROLLARY: No books are lost by lending except those you particularly want to keep.

ROSWILA’S FIRST LAW: No matter the number of names in a related group (be it 5 or 50), there’s always just one you can’t remember.

ROSWILA’S SECOND LAW: Whatever you are looking for you will not find until you are looking for something else and are no longer desperate for it.

ROSWILA’S FIRST LAW OF COMMUNICATION: Your phone will ring when you are in the bathroom with the water running, or in the middle of a much needed nap.

THE AQUINAS AXIOM: What gods get away with, cows don’t.

NEWTON’S LITTLE KNOW SEVENTH LAW: A bird in the hand is safer than one overhead.

And last but not least,

COLE’S LAW: Thinly sliced cabbage.

Got any of your own to add? Leave 'em in a comment. :-)

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,


[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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At 6:05 PM , Anonymous Marcia (Meeaugraphie) said...

I think you covered most of them! Our friends are always late, my husband didn't ask the earliest time they would be here, they forgot to call from the ferry two hours away, our entire living room was covered with junk as we are sorting and downsizing, they have a toddler to watch out for, and I hadn't even gotten in the shower... I'd say Murphy was working overtime last Friday!

(and I changed templates, no more comment problems!)

At 8:15 PM , Blogger Roswila said...

Oh, that Murphy! What an enduring pest! LOL! Hope things are smoothing out at home for you. Thanks for visiting in the middle of all that work.

Glad to hear about no more comment problems. Sorry you had to change your template. I'll visit soon and check it out. :-)

At 8:53 PM , Blogger the laughing gypsy said...

hahhahhaa! i love cole's law...

At 10:07 AM , Blogger Roswila said...

I do, too, both literally and laughingly!


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