These are some unwritten laws of life that we are all aware of, and I am sure that all of us have experienced most of them at one time or another.
There is no scientific evidence for these, and yet they do seem to occur far more often than you would expect.
How many of these can you identify with having been the victim of?
THE LAW OF MECHANICAL REPAIR:
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch.
THE LAW OF QUEUES:
If you change queues, the one you have left will start to move faster than the one you are in now.
THE LAW OF TELEPHONES:
When you dial a wrong number, you never get an engaged one.
THE LAW OF THE WORKSHOP:
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
THE LAW OF THE ALIBI:
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tyre, the next morning you will have a flat tyre.
THE BATH THEOREM:
When the body is immersed in water, the telephone rings.
THE LAW OF ENCOUNTERS:
The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.
THE LAW OF THE RESULT:
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won’t work, it will!
THE LAW OF BIOMECHANICS:
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach
THE LAW OF COFFEE:
As soon as you sit down for a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold
I get an itchy back almost every day, and you can practically guarantee that the itch will be around my shoulder blades where it’s almost impossible to reach and scratch properly.
The Law Of The Result definitely applied to writing computer programs, or should I say the inverse of the law applies, in that any program will work perfectly until you try to demonstrate it to someone.
Should you have a problem with your car or computer though, try to show it to someone and it works fine. Similarly when you call support because your internet connection doesn’t work, as I found out a few weeks ago.