Laws of Convergence

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Moran’s Law of Convergence

  • Two cars going in the opposite direction will always pass in the narrowest point in the road.

  • If there’s a bicyclist on the same road, the chances of all three passing at the same point are increased.

  • Two families leaving a restaurant at the same time will invariably be parked next to

each other.

  • No matter the size of the parking lot, someone will be leaving or pulling into the spot next to yours at the same time.

  • If you want to see something from the road, a bus or eighteen wheeler will pass and get in your way at the exact moment you could have seen it.

  • While taking a photo, someone will walk between you and your subject at the exact time of the click of the shutter.

  • The maid will always be at your hotel room when you go to it at break time.  If you really have to use the bathroom, the odds are increased.

  • Toll takers will always change shifts in your lane when it is your time to pay.

  • The car will always be parked on top of the hose.

  • Conversation with a child will always start immediately after they dive under water.

  • Morning walkers will always be passing by when you go to get the newspaper in your underwear.

  • Special events will always be scheduled at the same time.  If you haven’t been out in a long time, there is a multiplier effect at work here.

  • The letter will always run over so that only one line is on page two.

  • The airplane pilot will always tell you where you are and talk over the movie soundtrack at the most critical point of the movie.

  • The toilet paper will always run out when it’s your turn.

  • The Harley will always be riding next to you at the most critical point of the cell phone conversation.

  • When pressing the button for the classical music station, it will always be during the three seconds of silence between movements and you turn it up much louder to see what’s wrong.

·         While on the phone in your car, the most critical part of the conversation will occur while going through a tunnel or as you enter the underground parking garage.

·         The more you have to go to the bathroom, the greater the likelihood that the “cart will be blocking the aisle”

  • When traveling by air with children, you will always be assigned to sit in the emergency row, the one place you can’t sit that will cause great commotion when you board.

  • The windshield wipers always work until it rains.

  • The cursor will always block the spot on the computer screen that you need to see.

The Driveway Convergence Conundrum

  • When you pull into a driveway to turn around, the owner will be standing in the garage.

  • When you pull into your own driveway, a walked dog will invariably be going to the bathroom there.

  • When you’re backing out of your own driveway, someone will be walking behind your car.

  • When you’re backing out of your own driveway, the neighbor across the street will also be backing out of their driveway.

The law of converse convergence

when you want something to be there, it isn’t.

  • When up a little early, the newspaper won’t be there.

  • If you’re early for a flight, it will be delayed.  If you’re late in arriving at the airport, the flight will take off on time.

  • You will always be on the left side of the airplane when the tourist attractions are on the right.


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