What Are You Superstitious About?

superstitionsCan’t you hear the Stevie Wonder song ….

The fact of the matter is we all have superstitions.  I find it funny too, because even though I don’t really believe in (all) of them, I find myself doing things to avoid getting jinxed.  Here are a few I’ve learned over the years:

1.  Don’t sweep over someone’s foot or cross over their leg (bad luck)

2.  Eat black-eyed peas on New Years Day (good luck/prosperity)

3.  (This one is from a good friend of mine).  Don’t buy your girlfriend/boyfriend shoes, they’ll walk out of your life.  Also, don’t buy them a watch because time will run out on your relationship

4. Don’t walk under a ladder (bad luck)

5.  Don’t split a pole (bad luck)

6.  Don’t break a mirror (7 years of bad luck)

7.  Avoid black cats (bad luck)

8.  It’s bad luck to leave the house through a different door than the one you came in from.  (WDBJ7 Producer)

9.  Step on a crack…break your mother’s back

10.  Kiss a clock  i.e.  1:23am/pm  12:34am/pm 1:11am/pm (good luck)

Now let’s here some of your superstitions!

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4 responses to “What Are You Superstitious About?

  1. 1. If you spill salt, throw some over your right shoulder.
    2. If you drop a dishtowel or silverware, it means that company’s coming.
    3. If a picture falls from the wall, it means you will soon hear of a death.
    4. Bad events (i.e., deaths, disasters, etc) always come in threes. My mo-
    ther always said this, &, actually, it’s come true quite a few times!

  2. Almost forgot, the Romans had a custom of always entering a house on the right (dexter) foot. Entering on the left (sinistra) foot was bad luck. This is where we get the word “sinister” for something bad or evil.

  3. Last but not least, Friday the 13th is considered unlucky. Why? On that date in the 1500′s, the Knights Templars were basically destroyed by the Pope & the French king who wanted their castles & wealth. Ever since then Fri the 13th has been considered unlucky.

  4. Yvette M. Callands

    Don’t buy your girlfriend/boyfriend shoes, they’ll walk out of your life.
    I had never heard this one until I met my husband. When we go shoe shopping he will buy shoes for himself and our boys, but I get nada.

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