Murphy's Law

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Murphy's Law

An adage stating, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." Murphy's Law is used in business because of the inherent unpredictability of risk.
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Imogene snatches the job and finagles her way to NYC for the summer, where a whole new set of catastrophes begins.
Mort finagles a nice old couple into purchasing an expensive therapeutic bed they don't really need, for more money than advertised, on the poorest terms around.
Spurring his salvation is a gay inmate named Horst, a would-be nurse who stirs Max's dormant heart after Max finagles Horst a mindless job lifting rocks to keep him company.
A light send-up of erotic science fiction fantasies in the heat of summer escapism, Aeros (please note the pun) sends multicolored aliens onstage and finagles a love interest between an apparently human male pilot ISantillano) and a female alien (Rebecca Anderson).
People pray to Father Vidicon, who they want to make a saint, to help them when Finagles General Principle operates in their lives.
Solo even finagles his way into sharing William's motel room, doing the man's laundry unasked, testing his pills behind his back and goading the old man into revealing details of his past.
Caught off-balance by the flirtatious confidence of new customer Violet (Liu), he finagles a date almost without realizing it and ends up in his rival's megastore after hours, where the night turns into a madcap race to put all the DVDs into the wrong cases.
The principle is understood by every practicinglawyer, accountant, and investment banker in America: red tape multiplies in parallel with the profusion of finagles it seeks to contain, and vice versa.