Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

Are you superstitious?  I don't think I am particularly.  I mean I don't worry about Friday the 13th, I don't worry about the number 13 at all, be it a date, a floor or a room.    I don't walk under ladders  because that's just common sense, I don't worry about black cats crossing my path, in fact we had a black cat for years.  I don't worry about breaking a mirror and having 7 years of bad luck unless I cut myself and haven't updated my tetanus shot lately. I don't open umbrellas in the house, not because it's unlucky, it's just that I worry it won't close and I won't be able to get it out the door.
On the other hand, if I spill salt I will always throw some over my shoulder, I believe that bad luck or things come in threes and if my left hand itches I'm hopeful that some money is going to come my way.


  1. No, I'm not superstitious. I do avoid walking under ladders but like you say, that's just common sense. I've opened umbrellas indoors lots of times - I do that to dry them! I never threw salt over my shoulder, and I never thought bad luck comes in threes, or paid any special attention to itches or whatever. The only habit of that kind I can think of is that I might still sometimes say and do is "touch wood" if I make a presumption that something important will go well. But not really out of superstition, it's more like a demonstration of awareness that whatever-it-may-be might not go according to plan. That saying/doing I inherited from my family.

  2. Dawn Treader, I forgot about touching wood, I do that too, it's so automatic I don't even think about it.

  3. I'm fairly superstitious I suppose, I'm not paranoid but I do avoid/do all the expected things. Never put shoes on a table or pick up your own glove etc etc. All these came from my mum of course:)

  4. We had a black cat too - the best cat ever. I cried for months after he died. I'm not superstitious (despite having recently written a poem by that name) but I do try to avoid posting any crochet patterns with 13 rounds in them - in case that puts anyone off.


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