Eight Rules of Things Going Wrong

What can possibly go wrong?

  1. It is impossible to make anything foolproof, because fools are so very ingenious.
  2. To study a subject best, understand it thoroughly before you start.
  3. If there is a possibility that several things can go wrong, then the one that will cause the greatest damage will be the one to go wrong.
  4. If anything absolutely can NOT go wrong, it will anyway.
  5. If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.
  6. Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
  7. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
  8. Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.