yes, it does stem from feng shui...supposedly it lets negative energies into the dwelling and sucks out positive ones.
my father used to have this weird thing about putting hats on beds and shoes on the floor outside the bedroom door. he said don't do either of those things because it was bad luck. weirrrd... i don't do either, only because that's stuck in my head, although i don't believe it.
Never put shoes on a table. Not even new ones still in their boxes as you come home from a shopping spree. Bad luck will visit your house if you do. I learned this from the Hungarian mother of a friend I had as a child. I wonder if anyone knows more about this superstition?
ha ha ha you too? I missed it when you said that. I think maybe a hat and a hoodie count? I thought of one I sort try to do for real, never walk under a ladder. My ex's mother, once got some deli meat, the price came to 6.66, she screamed "the mark of the devil" and said she didnt want it, threw the package on the counter and left the store. I was sooooo embaressed!!!
Yeah, it's only bad luck if the hats are on your head. It comes up more than you would think. For instance, if you are wearing a hat and then you arrive at a party where party favor hats are being passed out. You shouldn't put the favor hat on top of the other.
My husband wears a fedora a lot and I tend to try to put silly hats on him in stores. He always has to remind me of the superstition.
I don't really subscribe to any superstition. I only call my favorite hiking stick the Lucky Fourteener because I found it on a hike up one of Colorado's Collegiate Peaks. It was just the right length and width for me and sturdy enough to serve me well on that hike- and many, many more, so I do consider it fortuitous that I had found it.
I heard on the news the other night something about how in Boulder CO they're trying out some new legal pot thing - so just thinking that might be lucky for ya - altho I'm probably just projecting. possibly that has something to do with your Lucky Fourteener thing - or not - you weren't smokin' anything were ya?
It's not possible for me to force anything.....*tongue in cheek* It's bad luck to assume I'm forcing...
It was just an observation and suggestion I thought it more polite if forums weren't "hi-jacked" and totally taken off topic and turned into another "hub" isn't that the purpose of creating Hubs-to discuss the topic presented.....maybe it's me??? Anyhow no harm, no foul!........I digress
It's bad luck to rip up or discard a picture of yourself...something bad will happen to you
sure its mroe polite to not hi-jack. some threads are sort of built for hi-jacking, like...what are you doing..some really are more for a single topic. I personaly tend to get really off topic of any topic I am ever invlolved in here or otherwise.. Its not intented to be rude, although it IS rude. I am sorry. I think things would go so much smoother if people would consider ohters feelings once in a while, not just thier own "rights" or whatever. dejajolie has a valid point, its not a big deal to chit chat somewhere else. anyway, Im done now. I swear Im going...just my 2 cents.
I had a cat once that insited on sleeping on my babies face. we had to get rid of it...the baby was to tiny to roll over and get away from the suffocating stupid cat. if you spill salt throw it over your left shoulder...something about luck...
you should do a hub, like, find out how they got started and stuff. most superstitions have a grain of truth to them, like the cat taking baby's breath. others are religous based, or were used as a means to control people. Id do it, but ill forget by tomorrow....
You must get out of bed on the same side that you get in or you will have bad luck.
There may be practical reasons for this. If getting up on the opposite side of the bed means you have to climb over your still-sleeping spouse or smacking yourself against the wall against which your bed is set, then yeah, that could bring you bad luck.
Just remember you asked for this... Superstition #1 "Never wash clothes on New Year's Day or someone you love will die." Whew! Then to prove the point, my mother retold the following: when her sister (my aunt) was 20 she decided that the superstition was just that and decided to wash her clothes anyway, her father (my grandfather) died 3 days later. I promise each hubber here that while I don't "believe" in superstitions, this is not one any of my siblings or myself ever challenge.
Of course then there's Sperstition #2 that I grew up with "Whatever you do on New Year's day you will do all year long." Guess that's why I'm always behind on the laundry every year?
There are a lot of superstitions around weddings, but I only indulged in a few not because I thought, say, that a sixpence in my shoe would bring my husband and me prosperity, but because I appreciated the hope and the good wishes that coin in my shoe symbolized.
And other superstitions and traditions can be good for laughs. (My daughter caught the bouquet at my sister's wedding. According to superstition, none of the girls there will be getting married for a loooooong time.)
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