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Updated on January 18, 2012

After completing all the house hold chores, I turned on the computer to write about Mr. Murphy

At once the bell rang, and there were guests.

Than I turned off my computer and entertained them. While entertaining them, only one thing which strike my mind was that, “Whenever you set out to do something; something else must be done first”

Well said, but not me that is actually the experience of Mr. Murphy; about whom actually I was going to write.

Because of Christmas celebrations all the marriage halls were booked. Mr. and Mrs. Dory wedding arranged open air. That was a sunny day and nobody was thinking about the rain .But unluckily that sunny day brought rainy clouds; spoiled all the arrangements. And Mr. Dory was cursing the Mr. Murphy who spoilt the whole event. And I thought that

Czech said rightly Misfortunes always come in by a door that has been left open for them.”

But now the question is who the guard of that door is? Who stop us to the closure of that particular door, apparently that is Mr. Murphy

MR.MURPHY | Source
Law of Mr Murphy
Law of Mr Murphy | Source

I know all the readers are thinking, who is Mr. Murphy?

Let me introduce you Mr. Murphy:

Mr. Murphy

Full name: Captain Edward A. Murphy

Profession: He was a development engineer at Edwards Air force base, California.

Reason of fame:

An experimental crash research:

In 1949, that crash research was conducted at the air craft laboratory to test human acceleration tolerances, he noticed that strap transducer was malfunctioning due to some error committed by a technician in writing the strange gauge bridge. Murphy remarked,” if there is any way to do it wrong, this man do. That incident and observation become a law named after its founder as Murphy’s Law according to which,” If anything can go wrong; it will”.

All of us are haunted by our step sister misfortune in every day life.


Have you ever noted that, a child chats every time like a chatter box; but will fail to utter a single word; when it is requested in his entry test of a private school? Similarly when you are driving a car you see two roads of vehicles waiting against the red light. You will select the smaller row to meet your targets soon. It turns out, however the bigger line gets cleared first and you remain stranded on account of some problem in signals.

More than one ticket window is also the place to check the presence of Mr. Murphy; where all having a long queues. And we often choose the short lane to complete our task. But some one ahead of you hassles with the counter man or counter man close the window, because of any emergency and, as a result, you remain stuck while others keep moving. In frustration you join another queue. The moment you take that step, the previous one gets a smooth going and you locked in the new line. As Robert frost rightly said

“And I took the less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”


Similarly, last night my husband returns after getting his car service. But unfortunately because of heavy rain fall Alas! No gains.


Murphy’s Law tells us that in crises that force people to choose among alternatives courses of action, most people choose the most inappropriate one. But you can’t say that if start is well than end is also well; and if anything that begins badly might end up worse. And if you look easy; its tough .And if it looks tough, it’s damn well impossible.

Last night I was reading a book of jokes in I which I found the real example of law of Murphy. As it is said that ‘fortune favors the fools’ and according to Murphy’s’ Law fools are genius’.

When a villager in New York suburb emerged from his house impeccably dressed, wearing costly goggles and trendy shoes, the neighbors were wonderstruck by his instant prosperity.

“What’s happened to you? Asked one of them

I won the first prize in the lottery; he answered.

“How did you come to guess the lucky number?”

Well, from three consecutive nights, I had been dreaming of seven. So I figured out that three times seven are 24, and I bought ticket number 24. It won the first prize.”

“Why? You idiot! Three times seven is 21, not 24”

According to Frank Teunissen

Incidentally, a lot of Brits think that Murphy's Law is an Irish joke.

Murphy is an Irish name of course, and the Irish have been the butt of jokes from Brits for a long time.

Anyway, a lot of Brits seem to think that what Murphy's Law refers to is that the Irish are to blame for things going wrong because they are careless or stupid or both, at least according to British mythology on the Irish.

MR Murphy’s death and the law of chance:


According to Terry Maynard

In the dark night, on the road of USA, Mr. Murphy's car ran out of gas. As he hitchhiked to a gas station, while facing traffic and wearing white, he was struck from behind by a British tourist who was driving on the wrong side of the road. That shows Mr. Murphy becomes the victim of law of chance; in other words nobody knows when or where he forget to close that door of misfortune.

To conclude the whole topic we can say that whether Mr. Murphy is a joke or reality does not matter, the thing which matters is the law of chance that exists in our lives and we are unable to understand the right choice. Which shows man with his weak powers.


Do you believe in the presence of Mr.Murphy in your daily life?

See results


•Nothing is as easy as it looks.

•Everything takes longer than you think.

•If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway.

•Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

•Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

•The chance of the bread falling with the buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet...

•The buddy system is essential to your survival; it gives the enemy somebody else to shoot at.

•Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.

•The opulence of the front office decor varies inversely with the fundamental solvency of the firm.

•Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch to be sure.

•The first myth of management is that it exists.

•It is impossible to make anything fool proof because fools are too genius.

•Sooner are later, worst possible set of circumstances is certain to come in your way.


Don't forget to tell about your experience about Mr. Murphy.

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    • asmaiftikhar profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Pakistan

      thanks lady E for stopping ,liking and commenting on my hub.

    • Lady_E profile image


      6 years ago from London, UK

      Very interesting read. I have to read it again.

    • asmaiftikhar profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Pakistan

      thanks kerlynb and Sue for liking and commenting on my hub.

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      6 years ago

      Hi asmaiftikhar

      I enjoyed this hub.

      I find it takes forever for the traffic light to turn green when I am in a hurry and trying to catch the bus.

      Voted up and awesome.

    • kerlynb profile image


      6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      "Sooner are later, worst possible set of circumstances is certain to come in your way." - A note to tell us that we have to act on things and not react to them :) And if things are good, then they won't stay so for a long time. Gotta keep them improving and changing or they'll soon go from good to bad to worse.

    • asmaiftikhar profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks teaching Joe for stopping and commenting my hub.

    • teacherjoe52 profile image


      6 years ago

      Some days I think Mr Murphy is walking atep by step with me

      Some days nothing goes wrong and I wonder were is going to ambush me.

      I like your article

    • asmaiftikhar profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Pakistan

      thanks John for stopping commenting and liking my hub.

    • John Sarkis profile image

      John Sarkis 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Really great hub. I didn't know where "Murphy's Law" originated from and now I do...

      Thanks - voted up



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