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.



You’re going to step out of your place for a moment, you have a pair of shoes or something by the door, always ready for this sort of thing. Slipping your foot in, for a second all seems well, until the cold damp feeling of water. Water which must have come from outside where the said shoes were left by the agent of Murphy, only to be brought in again and not dried properly.

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 🙂

41 thoughts on “Murphy’s Law – Putting your Foot in it

  1. I learned to take Murphy’s law seriously, and would like to share my story of how it paid off. I was planning a vacation, but made a small mistake – I booked the flight before the hotel. It turned out that on the night we were arriving, our first night was twice the price of a regular night because it was still a holiday. I was wondering should I go on and book a room despite the price or book from the next day. I worried about my flight getting delayed or cancelled, the chance of not arriving at the hotel in time, and how much money would be lost as a result. Knowing that flights from Beijing often get delayed, I decided not to gamble. I thought if we arrived on time to our destination and didn’t have where to sleep, we’d figure out something for the night. Contrary to my expectations the plane took off on time. I was starting to panic as we were getting ready to land. But then, Murphy reared his head. The crew announced that due to bad weather conditions at our destination, we wouldn’t be able to land, and would instead have to spend the night at a hotel in a nearby city. The airline would bear the hotel cost. Boy, was I grateful to Murphy!

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  2. Interesting! I didn’t know there was a law for it. 😛 So I started dieting today and unfortunately, my friend who has come back from a trip gifted me a basket of chocolates. Guess I’ve been murpheyed

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  3. Haha. Yep, Murphys Law. Speaking of footwear, my hubby rang me from Sydney last week (where he’s been working) and told me he’d taken a mismatched pair of boots. One with a steel capped toe and the other without. He only realised when he dropped a tool and it landed on, you guessed it, the non steel capped boot. Ouch 😁

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  4. I think one of the problems is our natural inability to interface with 7-dimensional space, particularly where embracing 7-dimensional vector space can lead the possibility of facing 14 dimensions.
    In such a situation where the constraints of 3 dimension are rendered void, it is possible for so-called inanimate object such as shoes to cunningly slip through these additional dimensions into places of wetness, or into obscure corners of the house.
    I have written to various governments departments on the matter requesting more research. All that happened was I had a phone call from my doctor telling me to stop it otherwise he’d be obliged to increase my medication.
    A similar fate must have befallen the pioneer Murphy.

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    1. Yes, this is all a problem. Our inadequate minds cannot possibly cope with all these dimesnsions. You should do what I do, either increase your medican by yourself or just accept and go with the flow man! 😉

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      1. Actually I’m experimenting with the good old dependable ‘raspberry’ at the miscreant of Murphy’s law 😁


      2. Raspberry as in noise made when tongue is projected through compressed lips…. works every time!
        (Also recommended when watching the evening news and a necessity during times of high profiled political activity) 😉

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