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Murphy’s Law – Getting it wrong

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.
Situation:

It doesn’t matter what the job or the detail is, but let’s just say something needs to be cut or adjusted to fit something else. You take the measurements and measure 172cm. You take this and measure out on whatever it is you’re cutting.

After the cut you present the it and – shit! It’s cut too small! G=How can this be. Measuring it again, you cut 127cm!

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

In this case the agent of Murphy is expert and swapping thing round in your head and making it sound right. This causes all kinds of chaos.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Murphy’s Law – Forgetting your own head

planet-simon-murphys-lawMurphy’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.

Situation:

Its a bright sunny day and you’re on your way somewhere nice like the beach. You’ve stopped for fuel and a few goodies. On reaching for your wallet your blood runs cold, your mind instantly goes back to the kitchen top where you know at this time your wallet or purse is laying.

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

Forgetfulness comes to us all – more frequently as we age and sometimes we do our level best not to. The agent of Murphy is in our heads, deleting things from or memory and giving us unbelievable strife. Sometimes you would forget your head if it wasn’t screwed on! Keep that purse or wallet close!

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Murphy’s Law – Messing up

โ€‹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.
Situation:

You have just finished washing or even painting a wall, table or other object. In the warm afterglow of having completed this task you sit or lean against the place you last washed or painted. Making a mess…

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

In this case the agent of Murphy is your own careless absent mindedness. This makes it worse in many ways!

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Murphy’s Law – Containers

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.


 

Situation:

 

People not putting things away properly is another example of how the agent of Murphy works. They take the shortcut and leave you with a mess. Of course, nobody is to blame for this and Mr Nobody did it.

The worst case scenario for this is that you have woken up and are struggling to find the coffee jar, or some other kind of pot. You need that early morning boost to get you going. After much rooting around through bleary eyes you find it. Cheerful (as much as you can be after you’ve woken up) that you have found it you lift the jar out. A split second later the jar and it’s contents are all over the floor, leaving you with the lid in your hand.

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


This situation has also struck me at work, with tubes of electronic components put away without the rubber end put back. Lifting the tube out and turning it on end to identify the devices has left me with a couple of hundred parts to pick up.

Not only has there been screaming but the air turns a distinct shade of blue.

 


 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚