Murphy’s Law states that “What ever can go wrong will go wrong.” Murphy’s Law can also be strengthened as Finagle’s Law which states “What ever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way.”
I’ve always noticed that Murphy seemed to have been my own personal co pilot. I think it all really started while I was in the Marine Corps. It was all little things. If I was 5 min late because of colors I got yelled at, but if someone else was 2 hours late because they were drunk….well they didn’t get in trouble at all. Little things like that all the time.
Then it started with the paperwork. I took 10 days of leave (vacation days for the laymen) and would get charged for 20. It’s a headache to get that fixed. There were 1,500 Marines in my Battalion and the Docs lost shot records for 4 of them. I was of course one of those for. For those of you who don’t know, I have a fear of needles that you would not believe. I’m talking boarder line screaming like a school girl and fainting. It’s bad. I had to go through all my anthrax (among all the others) shots again. Do you know how bad that sucks!?!? Your arm burns for 2 weeks afterwards. When it stops burning you get another shot! After my 6 month anthrax booster guess what they found!!! My shot record! WTH!?!
Or how about the time Wells Fargo closed my account for “insufficient funds” when I bought a cheeseburger. I had over $2,500 in that account! I was getting ready to buy a car with that money. It took two weeks to get that straightened out.
Well yesterday, Murphy has struck again. My wife and I are trying to move out of the house we are in to another until the house we are building is finished in July. It would be really nice if we could just stay where we are but that unfortunately isn’t an option. We found the perfect place, had every thing worked out, planed and in motion…until yesterday. Now we’re apartment shopping and we have find a place by Tuesday.
What The Heck…..Can’t we just get a break!