Edward A. Murphy must have been a sailor…
Edward Aloysius Murphy Jr. (January 11, 1918 – July 17, 1990) was an American aerospace engineer who worked on safety-critical systems. If anything can go wrong, it will.
Only a person who owns a boat could have come up with that. Who else could have written these laws!? :)…
- If anything can go wrong, it will.
- If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.
- If anything just cannot go wrong, it will anyway.
- Smile . . . tomorrow will be worse.
- Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
- If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
- Everything takes longer than you think.
- Every solution breeds new problems.
- A falling object will always land where it can do the most damage.
Only a boat owner can truly relate to his laws… because unfortunately, they are all true! Now, after more than two years of working on a refit of HIR 3, I can really relate to all of them… but all it takes is sailing in a favorable breeze on a sunny day and it’s all worth it!