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In any decision situation, the amount of relevant information available
is inversely proportional to the importance of the decision.
Calkin's Law of Menu Language
The number of adjectives and verbs that are added to the description of a
menu item is in inverse proportion to the quality of the dish.
Anthony's Law of the Workshop:
Any tool when dropped, will roll into the least accessible
corner of the workshop.
The probability of a young man meeting a desirable and
receptive young female increases by pyramidal progression when
he is already in the company of:
(1) a date,
(2) his wife,
(3) a better looking and richer male friend.
If you hit two keys on the typewriter, the one you don't want
hits the paper.
Drew's Law of Highway Biology:
The first bug to hit a clean windshield lands directly in
front of your eyes.
Fifth Law of Applied Terror:
If you are given an open-book exam, you will forget your book.
Corollary: If you are given a take-home exam, you will forget
where you live.
- Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is
supposed to be doing.
- The more pretentious a corporate name, the smaller the organization.
(For instance, The Murphy Center for Codification of Human and Organizationa
Law, contrasted to IBM, GM, AT&T ...).
- You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.
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