Originally posted by FMF
Why does inserting a USB plug into an unsighted USB socket defy the law of averages? The first attempt to put the USB plug in is almost always thwarted by the end being the wrong way up.
Its a psychological effect whereby you remember your failures better than your successes.
Hint: most sockets have the 'thick side' down, so if you can't see the socket but can see the 'stick' or cable, then you can increase your chances. If its the back of a computer then the 'thick side' is usually to the left (when looking from the back).