You’ve probably heard of Murphy’s Law: That which can go wrong will go wrong. There are also a few corollaries and extensions you might want to know about before you experience them in real life.
Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and/or you’ll have to pee.
Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
Law of Observability: The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.
Law of the Telephone: If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.
Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.
Law of Procession: If you change checkout lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you switched to.
Law of the Bath: When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone (or the doorbell) will ring.
Law of Close Encounters: If you’ve been doing yard work and take a quick trip to the store for some supplies, you will encounter no less than 5 people you know.
Law of the Provability: When you try to prove to someone that a machine is broken, it will work fine until they leave.
Law of Accessibility: The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
Law of the Theatre: At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.
Law of Coffee Thermodynamics: As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
Law of Lockers: If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.
Law of Rugs/Carpets: The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.
Law of Footwear: If the shoe fits, it will be ugly.
Law of Availability: When you find a product that you really like, the manufacturer will either change it or go out of business.