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    Sods law also known as Murphy's Law

    As I have been very busy working over the past couple of weeks, with no weekends off, I decided yesyerday to have Sunday off snd recharge the batteries. Maybe go out in the area and take a few pictures,

    Yesterday was lovely, autumn sunshine and a real pleasure to be out in the fresh air.

    Sods law now comes into operation. Today has that fine misty drizzle that gets you soaked in minutes, its colder and very damp, so no way am I going anywhere.

    What are your examples of sods law?

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    it is illegal for sods to have sex when more than two people are present

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    oh alright then

    we were interviewing people for a receptionist position, by telephone initially

    lots of the girls sounded OK but one had such a sweet voice I knew she would be perfect; it made you tremble

    when she came in for her second interview she was the fattest woman I have ever seen
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    Too many to recount !

    Top one has gotta be when I was working on a mine in Peru and the company wanted me to go to London for a stupid meeting .
    Was in early summer.
    I am a flyfishing nutter.
    Very rarely went to uk
    But

    Got a stretch on the River Onney in Shropshire that is right next door to Heaven at that time of year .
    Packed bags ( and rod)
    36 hour travel
    Boring meeting
    A day to kill before flight back
    Hired a car
    drove 180 miles
    Tackled up
    walked a mile to my stretch of the stream in wonderful early morning sunshine

    Got to the bank and was met by a 50 MPH torrent of f*ckin cocoa .

    Went to the Craven Arms pub had breakfast - got pissed- phoned my son - he picked me up and drove the hire car back to Heathrow that evening - went back to Peru.

    Couple of days later phoned my mate in UK - who shares the stretch of river - bastard told me he had the best day for years there - reckoned the flash flood the week before had got the little 'finney bastards ' in a feeding mood !!

    Sods law indeed ! !

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    Sod's Law is slightly different from Murphy's Law.

    Although often equated with Sod's law (chiefly British), Murphy's law can be seen as a special case of this more general tenet, which holds that the most inconvenient turn of events is the most likely.

    Murphy's law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Murphy's law can be seen as a special case of this more general law

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    There's no difference.
    They both state "If something can go wrong, it will go wrong".

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    Sods law is " the most inconvenient turn of events is the most likely", which is more general

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    O'Toole's Commentary on Murphy's Law: Murphy was an optimist.

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    Went out on the porch today to change three light bulbs. Simple job. Absolutely nothing could go wrong.

    The glass bulbs on all three broke away from the metal screw bit. After an hour of cursing finally got the metal bits out with needle nose pliers only to find the spare light bulb boxes in my tool shed contained burned out ones the missus had previously changed.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    all's well that ends well

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    Amazing. That's what she said.

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    When we first moved into our new house in a new village there were a lot of power cuts whenever it rained heavily. It always seemed to happen at a bad time too, halfway through a movie or when we were cooking dinner. So.....getting sick of fumbling around with a lighter looking for candles I bought a little lamp with 4 batteries , two large torches that doubled as lamps and 2 key ring torches.

    Never had another power cut , despite praying for one .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Amazing. That's what she said.

    seems the safest thing to say, in the circumstances

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    Never had another power cut , despite praying for one
    same with my house insurance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Went out on the porch today to change three light bulbs. Simple job. Absolutely nothing could go wrong.

    The glass bulbs on all three broke away from the metal screw bit. After an hour of cursing finally got the metal bits out with needle nose pliers only to find the spare light bulb boxes in my tool shed contained burned out ones the missus had previously changed.


    That'lll teach u to do a job yerself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Went out on the porch today to change three light bulbs. Simple job. Absolutely nothing could go wrong.

    The glass bulbs on all three broke away from the metal screw bit. After an hour of cursing finally got the metal bits out with needle nose pliers only to find the spare light bulb boxes in my tool shed contained burned out ones the missus had previously changed.


    That'lll teach u to do a job yerself!
    ..as opposed to baboon-butt's philosophy of employing a maid, gardener, driver and personal stylist to do it for him.

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    why would a driver, maid, gardener or stylist know how to change a light bulb, NR?

    KW has a handyman...get one yourself!

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    Sods law also known as...11-10-2009 07:28 PMDancing Priestwrong again dimwit


    As you appear to be the font of all human knowledge dancing priest, please inform me of other wrong doings. Links would be appreciated, you seem to want to hide behind repo to add your insults and not openly challenge on the forum. As I have to guess that this is a red I shall return your kindness in due course.

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    Did DP 'Grey' you Props!

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    Once got very irate in a bar whilst playing pool. Convinced that the two blokes sitting at the bar were deliberately speaking overly loudly, i lay down the pool cue and confronted the two. Mutes.

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    have you come out yet?

    nobody is laughing, honest

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    Hey NR!
    Good to see you back in the real world!

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    A couple of month's ago I was just on my way to bed after midnight, when by chance I saw that the movie "The battle of Midway" (I think the name is) had just started, so I got caught up in it, a great old movie, but very very long as it happens, and I "battled" against sleepiness all the way through, that is until just about 10-15 min before the finish the sat connection went, sat up half the bloody night just to miss the finish

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