Subject: Murphy’s Laws

Murphy’s Laws:

Various “laws,” axioms, principles and observations that usually convey a cynical view of life and an underlying sense of futility. Most do not prove, or even explain anything, but rather simply state a maxim – usually that things will go wrong.

Whenever A annoys or injures B on the pretence of saving or improving X, A is a scoundrel.

He who shouts loudest has the floor.

Opportunity always knocks at the least opportune moment.

Bus schedules are arranged so your bus will arrive at the transfer point precisely one minute after the connecting bus has left.

Incoming fire has the right of way.

Circumstances can force a generalized incompetent to become competent, at least in a specialized field.

All other things being equal, the side with the simplest uniforms wins.

Expenditure rises to meet income.

(1909 – 1993) British naval historian & author

Sin now – pray later.

When a man says it's a silly, childish game, it's probably something his wife can beat him at.

On successive charts of the same organization the number of boxes will never decrease.

Everything takes more time and money.

The information conveyed is less important than the impression.

Fortify your front; you’ll get your rear shot up.

Strive to look tremendously important.

No matter where you are, there you are.

If you don't need it and don't want it you can have tons of it.

Education is what you get from reading the small print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.

When taking something apart to fix a minor malfunction, you will cause a major malfunction.

No matter what stage of completion one reaches in a North Sea (oil) field, the cost of the remainder of the project remains the same.

Even paranoids have enemies.

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