We have a thing in Britain called Sod’s Law; it’s a simple axiom that states, “anything that can go wrong, will”, and is often exemplified by the frustrating way that dropped toast always lands butter side down. Some people know it as Murphy’s Law, particularly outside the UK where the word “sod” is not as commonly used; regardless of how you refer to it, it’s still a good way of describing those situations where you can’t for the life of you shake the feeling that the universe is royally taking the piss out of you. I got a little taste of that this week when I was rudely awoken on Monday morning as the torrential rain we were enjoying stubbornly refused to stay out of my bedroom. Sadly, while I was out, first at work then at a friend’s funeral, the situation worsened, and I returned home to find a small paddling pool with a headboard where I normally keep my bed. On the plus side, I am at least able to claim for the damage on my insurance by taking advantage of a clause which points the finger of blame squarely at a non-existent sky pixie.

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Comment by Kris King on October 31, 2011 at 12:55pm
I've been playing by Finagle all week given that I'm just waiting for the ceiling to cave in completely :)
Comment by Loren Miller on October 30, 2011 at 9:07pm

Sod it, eh?  I've heard that phrase in a few places!  Just remember Finagle's Corollary to Murphy's Law:

Murphy was an optimist.

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