Given the day, some of you may be hiding from every mirror and dodging any ladder within a 10-mile radius. I however, am not very superstitious.
When I was younger I was a total believer. As I skipped on my way to school or when I was out with my mom I would recite that little rhyme, “step on a crack, break your sister’s back.” As I sang, I carefully jumped over every crack. Then there was that fateful day that my older sister was being, well, the annoying older sister. I was so bugged with her that I didn’t skip over the crack that day. In fact, I jumped and landed hard with both feet directly ON TOP OF that crack.
You’ll never guess what happened, a big fat NOTHING! My sister was still standing there, annoying as ever. From that day on I vowed to no longer adhere by the superstitious laws of the land, I was an unbeliever. When I look back at the moment in my life I faintly hear Journey’s classic hit, “Don’t Stop Believin.”
I digress, although I do love Journey! So what does that have to do with my post today? Well I want to see how many of you are believers. If you do believe in superstitions you’re not alone. In fact did you know that:
- Most hospitals and hotels don’t have a room 13
- Most cities don’t have a 13th street or 13th avenue
- It’s said that if you have 13 letters in your name, ahem, Charles Manson, you’re said to have the devil’s luck
- Airplanes have no 13th aisle
So tell us, what do you avoid on this so called “unlucky” day?