There was an interesting quote I read a long time ago that went something like this (It was more like a rule, let's call it the X rule):
The X rule: everyone will underestimate the task assigned to them, even if they are aware of the X rule.
or something like this:
the X rule: A task will always take longer than you think it will take, even if you are aware of the X rule.
Any idea what the exact quote is?