Buses and trains are supposed to arrive at constant intervals, but in practice some intervals are longer than others. With your luck, you might think you are more likely to arrive during a long interval. It turns out you are right: a random arrival is more likely to fall in a long interval because, well, it’s longer.
I wanted to tell her I understood, but part of understanding was knowing that telling her that would only make her nervous.
Meredith Russo: If I Was Your Girl
If the Universe came to an end every time there was some uncertainty about what had happened in it, it would never have got beyond the first picosecond. And many of course don't. It's like a human body, you see. A few cuts and bruises here and there don't hurt it. Not even major surgery if it's done properly. Paradoxes are just the scar tissue. Time and space heal themselves up around them and people simply remember a version of events which makes as much sense as they require it to make.
Douglas Adams: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
quoted by Long Distance Calling in Flux
It's a shame that outlawing bureaucracy would probably just lead to even more of it.