What superstition do you follow?
Even although it's silly, are there any superstitions that you follow - just in case something happens? I have to say I still get a bit nervy when it's 'Black Friday', (Friday 13th) - even although nothing has ever happened on this day and I've even celebrated my birthday on Friday 13th and had a great time!
Good question. I try my best to keep from dropping mirrors to avoid bad luck. We have a black and white cat that is more black than white. He always crosses my path, but I never get bad luck from him, at least not yet.
I will not step on a grave. I would not want anyone stepping on my grave either. I never wish bad luck on anyone, and hope no one wishes any of it on me.
I try my best to protect small animals. God Bless You, and wishing you , and your loved ones good blessings from our Lord in Heaven.
Crossing two knives on a table, it will bring bad luck. My grandmother always followed a tradition of the first dark haired person to enter her home after New Years to throw a potato down the hall.
Afraid of number 13 i am , also praying to god when some one says something good about us ( praying to god that all remains ok )
I do not do anything 3 times in one go !
Heh, I'm not very superstitious but it is funny how I avoid breaking mirrors at all costs, and I tell my kids never to open an umbrella in the house! ARGH! No, no Aidan! Only outside!! whew.... THAT was a close one....
Maybe not exactly superstitious, but whenever I walk over those gutter grates in the street, I grab my keys in a death-grip, for fear that somehow they will fall out of my hand and down into the gutter! HA
Every New Years day we always eat "cabbage" either stuffed cabbage rolls or corned beef and cabbage by doing so it will bring money and good luck through out the year.
Walking under ladders. It's just not a safe practice for anyone... bad luck or not.
I've just remembered after reading the superstitions of all you guys. I never put shoes up on a chair or table! I remember as a kid getting told off for doing that as it meant bad luck or death. Weird how this nonsense sticks with you into adulthood!
I agree with Seeker7 about non-sense sticking. I don't follow superstition but they kind of translated as "rules" when growing up, so I still feel "weird" and PREFER certain behavior is avoided.
1. Tossing a hat on the bed (I just don't want it crushed). 2. Splitting a pole when walking. 3. Stepping on a crack in the sidewalk. 4. Saying certain phrases (Rosemary) in a mirror. 5. Resounding the same words as a person at the same time (called a jinx and no I don't pinch the other person) 6. I don't believe a person's ears will burn when you speak ill of them, or 7. Your hand itching means you'll get money.
I don't follow any really, but I do have an unusually strong preference for the number 57.
I am a little superstitious about always carrying a stuffed joey kangaroo toy bike riding. I've had him with me on every ride since I rode Alpe d'Huez in 2006 (avatar). His name is Plugger, because when I avoided a car pulling out in front of me on the descent of the Alp, the plug that holds the handlebar tape in place came out. In true Aussie style, I removed Plugger from the pouch of Nevette (his mother) and not so gently screwed him into the end of the handlebar. There he remained for a while until I returned home and purchased a new plug. Since then he rides in one of my jersey pockets. Now here is where the superstition sets in. Last year while in France I inadvertently left him at a friend's house. I thought he was lost forever in the south of France. Lucky Plugger! I have to admit the first few rides without him were a little nervous. Then came the fateful day when a log tripped my bike and I sustained a couple of fractured bones and extensive soft tissue damage to my left shoulder. I put it all down to the fact he wsn't with me, oh and the torrential rain, plus the slippery, leaf littered bike path (becasue it would have been dangerous on the road).
Good news story! My friend found Plugger behind a basket and has since returned him. I'm not riding though due to the operation to repair the damaged shoulder from the log tripping incident.
Superstitious? No I don't think so!
Yes we do follow certain superstitions but I can't name them now. Some parts are related to Religion and that affects their culture etc.
I always put my right shoe on before my left shoe; same goes with pant legs. Someone told me as a kid that it was bad luck to do the left side first, so I've always done it right side first. =P
I do not believe in all this things, but many people believe in it and follow it.
I have loads that i stick by lol..
I never do washing on new years as apparently your meant to wash your mother away,
I never cross on the stairs (unless my kids run down past me to quick then i panic) lol,
I never step on 3 drain covers that are together only 2 together,
I never walk under ladders,
I never put new shoes on the table,
I am very careful with mirrors lol,
I hate Friday the 13th with a passion,
I go mad if an umbrella is opened indoors,
And i hate the number's 13/3 ...Think that's it lol.. =P x
I am not superstitious but I do try to watch out for black cats!
Superstitions of one person can be a reality to another. When I find the palm of my hand is itchy...within a week I get money I had not been expecting. Many superstitions are rooted in some sort of truth. Friday the 13th is full of history. It started with religion and the 'law' to not do business on a Friday.
I have a few -
I won't walk under a ladder.
I rub my collar 3 times if I see a hearse with a coffin in it.
I never put new shoes on tables.
If I spill salt, I throw some over my shoulder.
I never put an umbrella up indoors.
On new years eve, I always make my partner stand outside the door a few moments before the stroke of midnight so that he can first foot me as he is tall and dark. (A mad Scottish tradition that I still do even though I live in England now!)
I can't think of any more, but I'm sure there must be some I have forgotten.!!
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