Murphy s Laws for Audiophiles

I thought that everyone had such great stories on the Listening Room Rules, that I'd try this one out:
Creating the List of Murphy's Laws for Audiophiles:
Here are some of the "regular ones" to get the creative juices going.

1. The chance of a piece of bread falling buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.
2. Any tool dropped while repairing a car will roll underneath to the exact center.
3. A good lawyer is a bad neighbor. (I put that in for Kelly, it's a compliment :-)
(1) your 1,000 cd storage unit will not tip over until you've alphabetized all of your discs; (2) when your 1,000 cd storage unit does tip over, it will always do so in the direction of your speakers; (3) your 1,000 disc storage unit will not actually hit your speakers unless they are newly purchased; (4) your speakers will not be damaged when your 1,000 cd storage unit falls on them unless you chose to have them finished with the $3k upgrade myrtle cluster burl.
Your system will sound flawless until a musician or audiophile has been invited to come listen. Then the system will either: (1) sound worse than it has anytime in the last 12 months. (2) Blow a major component so repair is impossible, (or possible only if it leaves no time for music). (3) The worst storm in 100 years will hit, making every recording sound like it was mixed in a rain Forest. (4) The person visiting likes X software, and you have exactly three pieces of music that fit that description. (5) All of these problems will occur at once, or to some degree, DIRECTLY proportional to: (1) the importance of the visitor. (2) Their difficulty in arranging for the listening session. (3) The total distance in miles they have traveled to arrive at your home.
Your system will never sound better than it does the week before your audiophile buddies stop by to listen to it after you've been gloating on about the latest tweek.About 15 minutes before they show up at the door, you will make an insignificant toe-in adjustment to the speaker which will result in a nasty sibilance,glare,hardness, a near total collapse of soundstage and an odd suckout in the upper mid-bass.Out of politeness, your friends will not say anything negative about it but instead will give you faint praise about "how nice the system sounds,considering...".
You will not discover what went wrong until another week has passed.
As soon as you purchase an audio component, another exact model is listed at 20% less cost.
You buy company X's $10,000 speakers and your audiophile buddy then buy's company X's $25,000, some times you can't win.
1) Two weeks after you receive your amp back from being repaired, the manufacturer is offering a to die for- has to be done at the manufacturer- upgrade.
2) Your cat will bypass the $200 scratching post from hell (with the cat nip upgrade) and head straight for the speakers.
Here's a one for you. You will get negative ratings on your posts, not because it stunk, but because someone has a hard-on for you! I'm not sure if that's Murphy's Law, but, it should be named after someone!
The effectiveness of a free tweek in inversly proportional to it's domestic acceptability.
You reach the infamous audio nirvana and then after a few moments of listening you will loose power, and then when the power returns your system sounds like it belongs in radio shack.
You'll finally reach audio nirvana, but in adjusting the final toe-in just right your behemoth speakers will tip over and kill you.
When you sell your speakers and the guy is on his way to pick them up you try a new tweak that makes them sound better than ever.
A recommended component never sounds as good after it appears in the deletions column.
Your significant other's desire to discuss any topic is directly proportional to your excitement toward listening to a new purchase.
The better a speaker sounds to you the lower its wife accecptance factor will be.