I believe the American version of ‘Sod’s Law’ is called Murphy’s Law. The idea of inevitable catastrophe appeals to my natural British pessimism!
It must have felt like Sod was really a malevolent entity persecuting the characters in this fictional tale. There isn’t any explicit sex in the early part of this story, (there is some later on). That’s life, no apologies! Reading to the end for titillation and being disappointed? Sod’s Law!
British ‘First Floor’ = American ‘Second Floor’