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Date: Sent Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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You've heard of Murphy's famous law: Everything that can go wrong will go wrong.
There are many other related laws. Here are a few:
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch. --Lorenz's Law of Mechanical Repair
Identical parts aren't. --Beach's Law
Any tool, when dropped, will roll into the least accessible corner. --Anthony's Law of the Workshop
Nothing is as inevitable as a mistake whose time has come. --Tussman's Law
If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway. --Lowery's Law
The solution to a problem changes the problem. --Peer's Law
There is no mechanical problem so difficult that it cannot be solved by brute strength and ignorance. --William's Law
Handy Guide to Modern Science:
1. If it's green or it wiggles, it's Biology.
2. If it stinks, it's Chemistry.
3. If it doesn't work, it's Physics.
Machines should work. People should think. --IBM's Pollyanna Principle
The most ineffective workers will be systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage - management. --The Dilbert Principle
The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts. --Ehrlich's Law
It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object to realize that you are in a hurry. --Ralph's Observation
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire. --Cannon's Comment
Thinly sliced cabbage. --Cole's Law
The most ineffective workers will be systematically moved to the place where they can do the most damage - management.
Those who can't do, teach.
Whatever hits the fan will not be equally distributed. Also known as the "How Come it Always Lands on Me Law."
Received from Michael J Smith.