A supposed law of nature . . . to the effect that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. (source)
NOT to be confused with:
A real law of nature to the effect that if anything can make a situation awkward, embarrassing, clumsy, and/or stupid sounding Sara will make it awkward, embarrassing, clumsy, and/or stupid-sounding.
|Yep. This is me EVERY TIME.|
On the real. I can take any situation and pull Sara's Law into effect. Even the simplest of situations. Like, for example, reading on my Kindle. No joke, three days ago, I managed to self-inflict an injury via Kindle reading. And I'm not even talking about dropping it on my head while reading lying down. Nope. I injured my hand. While reading. I mean, seriously, who does that? I can't bring myself to give the details, they're too embarrassing, but needless to say, I'm CLUMSY.
Or take social situations. I have basically two modes. Painfully shy in which I can't even make myself speak, much less make eye contact--because I totally suffer from analysis paralysis (in which I question my every thought or opinion and always end up convincing myself I'm wrong). But I mostly prefer that to the other mode: When I make myself talk and then end up looking back on conversations and wanting to murder myself because I spoke without thinking and sounded like a freaking idiot.
You know what I'm talking about? Like driving on autopilot, when you're suddenly at your destination but don't remember driving the last five miles? Yeah. I frequently get to the end of a conversation and have no idea how I got there. And can't fight the suspicion that I blew through a few red lights and possibly ran over a chicken along the way.
Granted, the better I know people the less awkward I tend to make situations. But even with my best friends--in the writing world and out--I'm basically guaranteed to stick my foot (all the way up to my freaking knee) in my mouth
So. There's today's little Sara tidbit for ya.