Why the toast always lands butter side down

date May 4, 2008
authors Richard Robinson
reading time 1 min
  • Book Title: Why the toast always lands butter side down
  • Author: Richard Robinson
  • Year written/published: 2005
  • Summary: The Science of Murphy’s Law… a comic humorous book!
  • Some extracts:

Some really hilarious comic statements… and some are really food for thought as well!

  • The longer you look at the page, more words don’t go in - Each solution opens door to a more difficult problem - When you ands are tied your nose itches - You think of 10 important things to remember just as you are falling asleep - Crossword clues pop put in the loo - In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days are long - A watched pot never boils
  • short cuts are the longest routes - Getting there takes longer than getting back - The last minute of the match lasts an hour - The moon shrinks in photos - Floor boards squeal loudest when you need to be quietest - Once you hear a new word you keep hearing it - A heavy, ugly useless thing has sat in the dark corner of a cabinet for 20 years. The day after you throw it away, you need it urgently. - People neither mean what they say and say what they mean
  • a rich man’s joke is always funny
  • any guy who is popular is bound to be disliked - History is a version of past events that people have decided to agree on - Any tool when dropped, will roll into the least accessible corner of the room. On the way to the corner, any dropped tool will first strike your toes - You cannot stop the love affair between pasta sauce and a white shirt some funny office rules!
  • never walk around the company offices without a piece of paper in your hand
  • never be the first to yawn
  • never conduct negotiations before 10am and after 4pm
  • always let the phone ring 3 times before you answer
  • keep a lookout for some good news to be the bearer of it
  • be out of the building when bad news arrives
  • make sure you are seen with important people