Murphys Law etc. Do you know any more?

  Covergirl 12:18 30 Mar 2011

Murphys Law : Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong
Parkinsons Law : Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion
Gumpersons Law : The likelyhood of an event occurring is inversely proportional to its desirability

Anybody know any more of these gems ? Who's law and what is it?

  smartpoly 12:25 30 Mar 2011

My law. The Chances of the toast falling marmite side down are directly proportional to the value of the carpet.

  lotvic 12:37 30 Mar 2011

Sod's Law
I've apparently installed the wrong software, the printer's jammed and now that knob thing's dropped off.

  Forum Editor 12:38 30 Mar 2011

as a saying.

The best time to back up your data is the day before your hard drive fails.

  spuds 13:50 30 Mar 2011

Never try to beat an idiot at his/her own game.

Winston Churchill and I think Abe Lincoln use to have some good sayings. Might pay to look a few up?.

  Snec 14:30 30 Mar 2011

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.

  peter99co 17:50 30 Mar 2011

Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it only makes it worse.

  peter99co 17:53 30 Mar 2011

No matter how long or hard you shop for an item, after you've bought it, it will be on sale somewhere cheaper.

  Pineman100 17:56 30 Mar 2011

For witty sayings, Oscar Wilde is rarely surpassed:

"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same."

But one of my favourite bits of silliness is:

"There are only three kinds of people - those who can do arithmetic and those who can't."

  wolfie3000 18:10 30 Mar 2011

A few saying for the gamers out there,

1, you never have enough weapons and ammo.
2, NEVER ignore the sound you heard behind you.
3, somebody somewhere always has a bigger gun.
4, The bigger the spell the less damage it does.
5, never play drunk.
6, if you are not sure if that dark room is empty send in a team mate to be sure.
7, you spend hours getting fully buffed you can guarantee there will be a wizard around the corner who will debuff you in one hit.

  donki 18:33 30 Mar 2011

Coughlin's laws,

Never tell tales about a woman, she'll hear you no matter how far away she is.

Never show surprise, never lose your cool.

Bury the dead, they stink up the place.

Anything else is always something better.

The first and last are surprisingly accurate :).

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