The Law of Laws
“The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.” Douglas Adams
The only law that works better in practice than it does in theory is Murphy’s Law.
Whomever said originally that Murphy was an optimist was at least hinting at this. But this blog is about cutting to the chase, cutting out the crap, and stating the obvious (or the “should be obvious”) as directly as humanly possible. After all, it is Einstein who said one should make things as simple as possible. So for all the countless corollaries, addenda and sub-clauses to the infamous milieu of Murphy, I do not believe anyone has ever stated this obvious notion so directly.