In all of scientific practice the law which is the most robust, the nose watertight, the most constant is SOD’S LAW. Some scientists call it Murphy’s Law. Basically if something can go wrong, it will go wrong at the worst time and worst way.

Today that law has been repeatedly confirmed here during carefully conducted scientific experiments.

I dropped my toast and it landed butter side down, picking up just enough pet hairs to render it even inedible for me….

I found two unopened letters which had dropped behind my desk. One was a Bill and one was a small cheque refund. Which letter ended up being the one that had clearly sat unopened and forgotten about the longest. Yes the cheque. So long that it was now out of date. Confirmed by the bank, if I had found it yesterday then it would still have been in date. It became out of date midnight last night…..

The power went off earlier today. Just when I was doing something really important to me. It didn’t go off when I was say hoovering or unfortunately when U2 was playing on the radio….

I went to make an omelet for lunch. In the fridge I found two boxes of eggs. One stuck at the back and well over a month past to best before date. The other the new box. I carried both egg boxes, one scheduled for the bin and the other for the frying pan. I tripped over the cat and dropped both boxes. One opened and smashed all the eggs. The other stayed shut and the eggs survived. And yes only the fresh eggs smashed…

So there you have it scientific proof the Sods Law is real…..

82 thoughts on “Sod’s law again….

  1. I think these incidents are here as a reminder that life never goes according to our plans. At least you have something funny to write about. Hugs. I hope the check can be reissued!

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  2. You made me laugh 🙂 I’m sorry for your repeated misfortune. I know there are times that I drop a child’s food on the floor and I am saying, “It’s good! Five-second rule!” and we are both looking at the food and realizing that rule is out the window. I hope tomorrow turns a new leaf for you!

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  3. Sorry Superdad. *frowny face* Sounds like one of those days. So not fun. Sorry about the cheque, the eggs and the thing that was important to you when the power was cut. 🤗❤ Hope you have a better weekend.

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  4. I’m glad to see you’re joining the Sciencey Stuff team. Maybe you should do sky Sciencey Stuff like me cuz that’s a stunning photo.

    I do wish Sod and his cousin Murphy would just give it a rest! Get some sleep, Gary Kermit Superdad!💌💌💌

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  5. Sad about the eggs, but you might be lucky as they can last beyond their shelf life.
    As for your cheque, can you contact the account holder and ask for a replacement? The money would still be on their account, and if a business, would show as outstanding. Just a thought.

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  6. I come back again and again to WordPress just for posts like yours. You make me laugh. You make me smile. You help me remember life need not be so heavy or so dark that you cannot find something to smile about. Thanks, Gary, you have lifted my spirits once again – sorry about the scrambled eggs, lost check, etc. It’s good to know I am not alone.

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      1. I am okay. I sincerely meant it when I said it’s people like you that have helped me through this evil pandemic. so grateful for that. All but one of our little family have been vaccinated now. That makes me feel a tad better. 🙂

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  7. I had a day such as this this passed week. I told our admin that if my head was not attached I was pretty certain that they would find it rolling in the aisles. He thought that was a rather grotesque image but it totally was the way my day was going. I had to re-enter the house three times before I even made it to the car. 🙂

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  8. Yes the cheque. So long that it was now out of date. Confirmed by the bank, if I had found it yesterday then it would still have been in date. It became out of date midnight last night…..

    Contact the company. Here they will reissue a new check. Good luck.

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