OK...Let's hear your personal "murphy's law"..

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by crazycritterguy, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. crazycritterguy

    crazycritterguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Mine, for example, is that I will never, EVER use or need a particular tool/item/thing... unless I have just .......
    1) put it away where it belongs
    2) moved something heavy blocking access to it...or
    3) let someone borrow it

    Lets hear yours!
  2. Olylawnboy

    Olylawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oly Wa
    Messages: 311

    How could you add to that :)
  3. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,564

    The wind will be perfectly still on a hot, indian summer day. Until you go to lay down a tarp...
  4. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,564

    The wind will consistently be blowing from the west...until you start to blow leaves in that direction, then it will change 180 degrees...
  5. sanfordandsonfan

    sanfordandsonfan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    I work in areas with very tight parking. On occassion, we have to block a driveway just to find a spot to park. As soon as we start mowing, the homeowner comes home and wants to pull in. Never fails.
  6. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Murphy is an optimist.
  7. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    just when you finally get a raggedy ass yard looking decent, you find someone else butchering it with a 21" murray for 5 dollars cheaper.:angry:
  8. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    The bigger the back yard, the smaller the gate.

    The heavier the item the further you have to move it from the truck.
  9. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 798

    Your employee shows up regularly. till the day you need him the most.
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Machines never break except while in operation, thus in the field. As an illustrative example, a mower nevers break down while on the trailer, but always after you've unloaded it.

    If something breaks that requires two people to fix, you are by yourself.

    The possibility of something delaying you increases in direct proportion to how busy you are.

    Traffic lights know when you are in a hurry and work against you.

    If you're having the time of your life, remember to look sad and depressed or someone will come up to ruin your day.

    This one's my personal favorite:
    Customers never want anything done when you're slow, deciding instead to save it all for when you're busy.

    p.s.: I liked the one about the wind and the leaves, it is very true.

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