A Lesson in Sod’s Law

Today, students, I want you to write a paragraph or two about an incident in your life where Sod’s law came into play.

What’s that? I hear you say.

Sod’s law?

Sod’s law refers to the phenomenon of how something will go wrong just exactly when one most wants it to go right. It’s synonymous with Murphy’s law.

Can you give us an example, teacher?

Sure. Your teacher’s homeland, the UK, is known for its fantastic range of incredible music festivals every summer. People camp out, get drunk, go wild, and have a friggin’ amazing time listening and watching live bands. Your teacher has never ever ever attended a musical festival because most of her favourite bands don’t take part.

Now that she’s moved to Mexico, Download Festival has announced it’s line-up for 2013. And what does it consist of? A SHITLOAD OF HER FAVOURITE BANDS. That’s right, kids: Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead, Alice in Chains and, above all, 30 Seconds to Mars.

Even if she heads back to the UK in April, tickets will be looooong goooooone. She may have to prostitute herself out to some long-haired, acne-covered teenager just to get a sniff of a way inside.

That, my friends, is Sod’s law.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get some cheese to go with my #whitewhine.


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