Hmmm. You were checking your phone while driving and then ran into the back of a truck? And then the next day your phone stopped working? And then because your phone wasn’t working you missed a job interview? That’s not Murphy? I would have just said Murphy jumped out onto the road.
Not Murphy. Coincidence!
That’s what Murphy is. Coincidental cluster of bad luck. A series of unfortunate events.
Anyway, I’m stronger than Murphy.
You don’t fight Murphy by trying to be stronger than him. You LAUGH at him. That’s why there are Murphy’s Laws. ”Whatever CAN go wrong, WILL go wrong.” You laugh out loud. Murphy HATES that. He runs away and hides. As long as you keep laughing he stays away.
He comes back?
He comes back when you get stressed and stop laughing at life. He loves playing around with serious and stressed-out people. Easy meat for him. Laughing people aren’t.
Expressions signifying being in denial:
Superlatives. “I’m too strong…”
A counter explanation: “Not Murphy! Coincidence!”