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> Mr. Murphy was an optomist!, Your insights on "Murphy's Law"
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post May 12 2011, 01:30 PM
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That is so true!! That just happened to me the other day - usually my car keys are in my left pocket but that day I was carrying groceries and they were in the pocket I couldnt reach. Heaven only knows...
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post May 12 2011, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE(raughammer @ May 12 2011, 03:48 AM) *
Whenever you set out to do something, something else must be done first.


True. Especially after you have a couple of kids running around!


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post May 12 2011, 04:53 PM
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No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.

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post May 31 2011, 10:53 AM
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Prepare well for snow, rain or some other inclement weather, and you will only be satisfied with the thought. Neglect the preparation, or assume it's going to be a nice weather day, and you will be sure to get inclement conditions.
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post May 31 2011, 11:19 AM
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I have a "perfect storm" of Murphy's Law to relate. Back when I use to deliver newspapers
at night, I would often stop for gas before beginning my route between 3 and 4 am.
One night I stopped at the pump and noticed I was the only one in the lot. I got out
to pay for the gas and somehow knocked the door shut with the index finger of my
right hand still in the door frame. Now this was painful to be sure but I can take a little
pain if I have to. I tried to open the door with my left hand but it was locked. I felt
my jacket pockets for the keys, not there. Left pants pocket, not there but they were
not in the ignition either. They had to be in the hardest pocket to get to...my right front
pants pocket. Probably one of the hardest things I've ever had to do...calmly feeling
around for those keys to unlock the door to extract my throbbing finger while remaining
calm enough to do so. But I finally got it out. Oh yeah, it was also raining that night so
that I had to bag every paper with my finger swollen to twice it's size and screaming at
me to stop moving it. Bad night that was.


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post May 31 2011, 11:40 AM
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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ May 31 2011, 09:19 AM) *
I have a "perfect storm" of Murphy's Law to relate. Back when I use to deliver newspapers
at night, I would often stop for gas before beginning my route between 3 and 4 am.
One night I stopped at the pump and noticed I was the only one in the lot. I got out
to pay for the gas and somehow knocked the door shut with the index finger of my
right hand still in the door frame. Now this was painful to be sure but I can take a little
pain if I have to. I tried to open the door with my left hand but it was locked. I felt
my jacket pockets for the keys, not there. Left pants pocket, not there but they were
not in the ignition either. They had to be in the hardest pocket to get to...my right front
pants pocket. Probably one of the hardest things I've ever had to do...calmly feeling
around for those keys to unlock the door to extract my throbbing finger while remaining
calm enough to do so. But I finally got it out. Oh yeah, it was also raining that night so
that I had to bag every paper with my finger swollen to twice it's size and screaming at
me to stop moving it. Bad night that was.



we have a Winner!

That one will definitely be hard to top Wings! Thanks for sharing, my finger even now is throbbing in sympathy. sad.gif

Can anyone try and best that 'perfect storm' of Murphy's Law?!
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post May 31 2011, 05:18 PM
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If you drop something it will ALWAYS go under an object the is big so what ever you dropped in not easily gotten


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post Jun 1 2011, 01:33 PM
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So I bought A.C. air filters @ the local hardware store this past Saturday, told the wife that I like to wait until they are offered 2 for 1 price, but we really needed them, so I bought 'em at full price.

Opened today's newspaper, a flyer for that hardware chain had in it - guess what? Yup, 2fer 1 on air filters!!

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post Jun 3 2011, 08:54 AM
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Yesterday was a Murphy day. I got to work and the majority of my phone calls were awful. One particular call: people did not send in their certificate in time, so we couldn't apply it to their sailing that is leaving tomorrow. They wanted compensation in the form of a free cruise because THEY did not do what they needed to do.

Then Mr. NF had to go to the DMV for the 2nd time this week to try to get his drivers license. He still doesn't have it. That has both of us super frustrated. My reasons being that I hate driving, I have horrible road rage right now, and I have about an inch of room between me and the steering wheel right now. I'm going to get too big to drive because I am short and grow big babies.

I had a dr's appointment yesterday afternoon. I get there, and the idiot who scheduled it scheduled it for last Thursday in Narnia. She was a temp and messed up every appointment she scheduled that day. My dr's office was overbooked and behind. I cried because any time I take off for appointments comes out of my maternity leave. I was able to be seen eventually, but I had to see the physician's assistant and a med student instead of my OB.


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post Jun 7 2011, 10:21 AM
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Okay, so I live in a basement.
Yesterday I decided to re-arrange the bird cages because well, they seemed bored. I remove one shelf and put it in the "open" area of the basement. Then I move the cat pedestal so they can't reach the cage. Then I see the drain pan to the ac thing is full. Now I go outside and find that the drain hose is completely grown over. I get the pick ax and begin an archeology dig to reopen that.
Back to the cages. I finally get every thing situated and clean up the mess from that and mop out the drain pan.
Now it's time to answer mother nature's call. Upon going up the stairs and grasping the knob I find it will not release the plunger. I am at the top of the stairs and cannot get in. I bang on the door until someone opens it and rush to the bathroom. For now, there is good old duct tape over the plunger until a new knob is obtained.
I then decide to finish up my day by slipping folded paper under the wobbly leg of my shelf holding my knick knacks because I'm worried about my ceramic owl falling. While I am kneeling down attending to this the wooden, rather hefty giraffe falls and -antlers first- hits me on the head.
I have officially given up interior decorating.


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post Jun 16 2011, 02:48 AM
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I have heard that one way to use Murphy's Law to your advantage is thru Reverse Psycology - that is appearing to strive for intended outcome in hopes that the opposite will happen. Anybody ?


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post Jun 16 2011, 10:35 AM
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QUOTE(belle de mer @ Jun 16 2011, 02:48 AM) *
I have heard that one way to use Murphy's Law to your advantage is thru Reverse Psycology - that is appearing to strive for intended outcome in hopes that the opposite will happen. Anybody ?

That is a new one on me....


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post Jun 16 2011, 10:42 AM
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QUOTE(belle de mer @ Jun 16 2011, 02:48 AM) *
I have heard that one way to use Murphy's Law to your advantage is thru Reverse Psycology - that is appearing to strive for intended outcome in hopes that the opposite will happen. Anybody ?

I don't think that's such a good idea. I believe it's good to strive for the best outcome, but have a backup plan in case that doesn't work.
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post Jun 16 2011, 10:44 AM
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QUOTE(zaxflaya @ Jun 16 2011, 10:42 AM) *
I don't think that's such a good idea. I believe it's good to strive for the best outcome, but have a backup plan in case that doesn't work.


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post Jun 19 2011, 12:20 AM
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QUOTE(belle de mer @ Jun 16 2011, 03:48 AM) *
I have heard that one way to use Murphy's Law to your advantage is thru Reverse Psycology - that is appearing to strive for intended outcome in hopes that the opposite will happen. Anybody ?

If you plan for failure - Murphy will trip you up there also!


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If you plan for no specific outcome...then you are never disappointed... dry.gif
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post Jun 19 2011, 04:39 AM
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post Jun 21 2011, 12:50 AM
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Considering Murphy....

Who put together a project for school, and thought out efforts were absolute feces, and got an A for our lack of effort.


Who put together a project, and thought it was well reasoned, well crafted spot on wonderful, only to get a bad grade out of it.


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post Jun 21 2011, 08:25 AM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Jun 18 2011, 10:20 PM) *
If you plan for failure - Murphy will trip you up there also!


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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Jun 19 2011, 01:20 AM) *
If you plan for failure - Murphy will trip you up there also!


True that... There's always a worse way for something to fail than you imagine. Just when you think you've got all the contingencies covered the one you missed kicks you in the behind. dry.gif


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