Murphy’s Law – Bog Roll

Murphy’s law of probability or sod’s law is summarised by the saying “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” This is a new little series intended to be a numerous and light hearted look at the world of cock up. More often than anything it’s the small things in life that stress us out, I know this is the case with me. This is a kind of reverse psychology look at the fact that when things go wrong – it ain’t that bad really.


The agents of Murphy are everywhere, careless and forgetful about replacing used things. This is brought into sharp focus when the call of nature.. calls. Without being crude, what has to be done is done and you reach for the toilet paper. It’s not there, just an empty cardboard tube, with a tantalizing, but uselessly small piece of tissue left.

With a look of frantic emergency you look around for another roll. There isn’t one.


You scream. Murphy’s Law has struck. Again.

What’s you view on Murphy’s Law? How has it struck you in the past… I hope you my fellow bloggies enjoy this little featurette.

Simon šŸ™‚


20 thoughts on “Murphy’s Law – Bog Roll

  1. You see in subversive warfare that’s the thing I’d have my troops doing, emptying cubicles of loo paper, spreading chaos; that and leaving chewing gum on seats.
    (And installing dodgy loo seats that slip at first contact)

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      1. War’s a dirty business.. There’s my plan to drop apparently porn DVDs over the enemy lines, but when the poor fools play them, they are treated to extracts from the BBC Parliament Channel’s broadcasts (the bits where eg a total of 6 MPs discuss the finer points on a bill to change the legislation stating by how much a local authority may cut the grass in parks and so forth- with sub titles in their own language)… exit cackling.

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      2. Although the psychological damage might be severe there would be minimal damage to the surrounding landscape and countryside.

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