Kampua Talk: Why are some people prone to Murphy's Law?

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Monday, May 07, 2007

Why are some people prone to Murphy's Law?

Murphy's Law states that:
"Whatever that can go wrong, will go wrong."
Huh? Now, who the heck is Murphy? Must be something of an urban legend, huh, since most people recognized the law. I have no idea and am not interested to know him. He is probably dead anyway.
Well, the prime axiom of the law is that in any field of scientific endeavour you can think of, anthing that can go wrong, will go wrong. And it will happen when you least expect it to happen or in most cases when you do not want it to happen at all.
Back to the question. Why are some people so prone to Murpy's Law? They tend to obey Murphy's Law better than other people. For instance, you took leave and planned to go on a holiday with your girlfriend and hoped that nothing in the company will go wrong during our absence. Murphy's Law just love to strike during your absence. While you were away enjoying your time with your girl, an urgent call from your company asking you to fix something because something went wrong. You cursed all the while when doing the repairing job from the place you were holidaying because Murphy was playing with you.
Life must be hell for those who are prone to Murphy's Law. They get all the 'bad luck' and cannot do anything about it simply because Murphy just love them, doesn't he? Well, you can curse like nobody's business at Murphy but he just won't leave you alone. Frustrating? Tell me about it. We all eperienced Murphy's Law once in a while in life. I am sure you know how it feels like.
Has it ever occur to you that why your queue seem to move the slowest? Why you only see the rear of the bus going away every time you reach the bus stop? Your team scored the second you take your eyes off the TV/go to the bathroom/leave the room? The TV break down/Astro reception not good due to rain when you have been waiting all week for that favourite show of yours to be aired? Why the toast always landed butter-side down? Do you find that whenever you are running late, everything tends to be in your way or slowing you down? Just to name a few.
The Murphy's Law that I experienced all the time would be when it comes to boarding the aeroplane. No flight ever leave on time unless you are running late and need the delay to make the flight. If you are running late for a flight, it will depart from the farthest gate down the terminal. If you arrive very early for a flight, it will inevitably be a delayed/cancelled flight. Only passengers seated in window seats ever have to get up to go to the toilet. Crying/screaming baby on board will always be seated next/nearest to you. The most handsome/beautiful/gorgeous man/woman in the flight is never seated next to you. The less the hand-carry luggage space available on the plane, the more the hand-carry luggage passengers will carry on board.
Is Murphy's law a form of bad luck or is it based on scientific principles? Is it significant in our life? Why do we have it when we don't want it? We can curse like no tomorrow but Murphy's Law is there to stay whether we like it or not. Sigh!



Blogger Wuching said...

murphy was a very unlucky guy!

6:18 PM  
Blogger ^@lViN^ said...

very very very well said. It's so true.... and it does sound like Murphy loves me a LOT! Anyway, nice write up... 2 thumbs up and 2 toes up.. :P

6:37 PM  
Blogger CLare said...

wuching - he sure was

^@lvin^ - hit you right on the forehead, no?

1:55 PM  

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