Monday, May 11, 2009



This is the cart I use to transport stuff to and from the kitchen. Handy gadget.

I fell down last evening, and since I am unable to get up on my own, I pushed my emergency call button, and the fire department came out and picked me up.

“Are you hurt?” they asked.

“Only my pride”, said I.

It’s not that my balance is poor -- miserable would be a more apt term. I’m not even sure how it happened. I think maybe my feet were mis-positioned.

I do everything I can to stay, as Eric puts it, vertical. All sorts of little tricks, like keeping my feet spread apart, and leading with my left foot, as well as a few other things. I’m in a program through Stanford University called “Freedom from Falls”. They tell me I should exercise more. I quite agree, but agreeing and doing are two different things.

Enough of this. I have a few other postings lined up for this week that should prove far more interesting. On to something more humorous:


Law of Mechanical Repair:
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch or you'll have to pee.

Law of the Workshop:
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability:
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of the Telephone:
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.

Law of the Alibi:
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law:
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

Law of the Bath:
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters:
The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with
someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result:
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics:
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Law of the Theatre:
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

Law of Coffee:
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do
something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers:
If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Rugs/Carpets:
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Law of Location:
No matter where you go, there you are.

Law of Logical Argument:
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Brown's Law:
If the shoe fits, it's ugly.

Oliver's Law:
A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Wilson's Law:
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop
making it.


  1. Those laws are so true, especially the one about the ugly shoes.

    Nifty cart! Wouldn't mind one like that myself.

  2. So you call the Fire Department every time you need a little pick-me-up. They're good folks, and I'm glad they can help out.

    Those laws are so true! I agree with LynnM--especially the shoe one. (Said the woman with EE width feet.)