I have a paternal relative who claims that he always had a foreknowledge of things that would go wrong. This uncanny capability of his was not restricted to things domestic but all other conceivable spheres. But the intriguing thing about him was that he never uttered a word before the event. Much after every incident, he would merely offer a terse “I knew this would happen” or “I told you!” If the wash basin in the bathroom wrenched free from its moorings and crashed into a thousand pieces, he would be the first to arrive on the spot to declare that he knew it would happen and that he told us. But if anyone asked him to whom he actually sounded the word of caution, he would have no reply. He even got into difficulty once on account of this habit of his. When Rajeev Gandhi was assassinated, he declared in his customary elan that he knew this would happen and when a Police officer living nearby came to know of this, he picked him up for questioning! During the course of the questioning, my relative apparently told the Police Officer that he knew this would happen because he had often discussed it with Sivarajan! Sivarajan, if you would recall, was the one eyed guy who planned the assassination. But the Sivarajan, who our man was referring to, was a retired teacher of Hindu High school and a close friend of my relative! He was let off after all of us intervened and pleaded with the officer. It is of course a moot point whether this incident had any sobering effect on him This relative of mine is a classic example of Evan’s and Bjorn’s Law that says “No matter what goes wrong, there is always somebody who knew it would”. The world is full of them. They are everywhere, in our professional spheres, clubs, other social circles, and circle of relatives. Many are even fortunate to have one in their spouses too. I have often wondered whether these people really had such premonitory capabilities. If they had, why are they talking about the things that went wrong only after the incident and not before? And how could they have foreknowledge of everything that happened in this world, of even such incidents like an accident at home? Incidents like when you are trying to fix a picture on the wall and in the course of accomplishing this singular feat, your thumb inadvertently comes between the head of the nail and the hammer. The All-knowing will be the first one to arrive on the scene to declare “I knew this would happen!” The most striking feature of The All-knowing is that their premonitory capabilities are restricted only to negative things happening to us. When good things happen to us, they don’t utter a word. But just one goof up, they are promptly on the scene to declare " I told you!". Looking at them you do get a feeling that they are rubbing salt into the wound and that is their sole aim!