THE WAY THINGS ARE VI
In the continuing series of Murphy’s Law corollaries:
Months ago I posted ten corollaries to Murphy’s Law.
"If something can go wrong, it will." http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-way-things-are.html
As I expected, many of my readers had some suggestions that had not crossed my mind.
I posted a second list http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-way-things-are-ii_14.html.
Then came TWTA III http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-way-things-are-iii.html
Followed by TWTA IV http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-way-things-are-iv.html
And TWTA V http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-way-things-are-v.html
The suggestions still come in, so here is TWTA VI:
You can follow a car with a flashing signal for 10 miles, but he will not change lanes until you finally decide to pass him.
Your wife will always ask you “When are you going to…?” two seconds before you are about to do it.
If you forget your wallet when driving to the corner store, you will be stopped for a faulty tail light.
Those Saturday morning religious proselytizers only ring the door bell when you are downstairs in your underwear and you are expecting a package.
AND FROM THE READERS:
How about when an appliance stops working or the car won't start and they magically start operating flawlessly while the technician or mechanic is checking them out. (Until he leaves, of course.)
Once had the power go out on Thanksgiving day when turkeys were in the ovens. The whole state was angry. (That happened at my Mom’s once. A squirrel chewed on the line Thanksgiving morning!)
"The floor is always perfectly level...except under the table leg."
"You never, ever finish the shampoo and conditioner at the same time."
When you think you have satisfied your husband's hoarder instincts by hauling home 45-year-old junk from your mother's estate...you find out he has stopped along the road and picked up two old chairs and a washtub.
You plan an event for outside because the weatherman says 0% chance of rain and it starts to rain the minute your event starts.
And finally, from an actual Murphy:
My maiden name is Murphy. I've had "Murphy's Law" - type luck my entire life. I thought once I got married and changed my last name that things would get better, but nope. Once a Murphy, always a Murphy.