Post # 1
Just something I have been thinking about recently. Although I have always been brought up to believe that superstition is wrong and not actually an issue in life, I very occasionally get anxious about particular things.
I have never liked the number 6 because the devil’s number is 666. I like the number 13 (especially since this year has been such a lucky year for me), but when I read articles about why 13 is an unlucky number a little part of me inside freaks out!
But then I come down to earth and think that numbers are just numbers. Just like a black cat may walk in front of you, but hey if you like cats and it’s friendly, seeing the cat would probably put you in a good mood rather than give you bad luck.
So bees, what is your opinion on superstition?
Post # 3
I’m a little superstitious. I was way worse when I was a kid. I freak out when my husband leaves a hat on the bed. I won’t put my left shoe on before my right.
Numbers don’t bother me.
Post # 4
I’m not superstitious at all, but this thread made me laugh, because anytime someone asks if he’s superstitious, my FI replies, “I’m not superstitious, I’m only a little stitious.”
Post # 5
No I think superstition is ridiculous. I slightly judge people who are actually serious about it. (Not harshly… but a little. I can’t help it. It’s just so irrational.)
If there is some kernel of truth inside a superstition, where it came from, then focus on that and act accordingly if you wish… but don’t believe something just because other people made it up and told you so.
Superstition is a part of why more black cats than any other color fail to be adopted and are euthanized each year in shelters. 🙁
Post # 6
@sunshinewish15: My Granny was mountain-folk, so I am very superstitious.
If you don’t fall off the bed before you are a year old then you will have bad luck. I am pretty sure I was “helped”…. before anyone shouts abuse, there was ample padding and I am just fine.
When your child is teething write their name on an egg, put it in a sock, and nail it to the bed post.
Is your man acting weird? Is it a full moon? A full moon will almost always explain it.
Also we have done the “string test” with a string and a wedding ring for every baby born in my family.
Post # 7
@AllieANT: Thats what I thought as soon as I read the title! The Office, specifically Michael Scott, has some amazing quote-worthy lines!
Post # 8
@lovebirds08: Hahah yep! That’s where he got it! He’s a huuuge fan!
Post # 9
I’m superstitious about a few things. I won’t walk under ladders or open umbrellas indoors, and I frequently knock on wood. But I have nothing against black cats (not anymore so than other cats — I’m allergic to them all anyway), I’ve shown FI tons of pictures of wedding dresses, and I don’t hold my breath when passing cemetaries. There is absolutely no reasoning behind which superstitions I adhere to and which ones I don’t. It’s completely random.
Post # 10
Maybe during hockey season. 🙂 Like if there’s a certain routine you do and your team wins and you want to keep the streak alive…haha
Hey man, it’s only weird if it doesn’t work!
Post # 11
I am not at all superstitous. Except for the ladder thing. I won’t walk under ladders because my family works in construction and I don’t want paint to fall on my head.
Post # 12
I’m not superstitious but I was raised with superstitions, Olny I never knew what they were. It was just something that the whole family did/ didn’t do so it kept being reinforced as normal.
Such as no shoes/ hats on the bed/ table/ chairs. I ” yelled ” fi for putting his shoes on my bed and proceded to wash all my Bedding and when he asked me why I did that I realized that I couldnt give him an answer other than ” you just dont, bad things happen if you do”
he laughed at me for that.
Post # 13
@Regina Phalange: +1
I also toss leftover salt over my shoulder when I have some in my hands that I didn’t need for cooking. Something about getting the spirits that hover over your shoulder? I don’t even know.
Post # 14
@Miss Radish: Haha, I throw salt over my shoulder whenever I spill any by accident. I was at a restaurant once, and my friend spilled some salt on the table, so I told him to throw some over his shoulder. This was the first he had heard of this superstition, so instead of sprinkling some into his hand and then tossing it, he picked up the shaker, held it over his shoulder, and salted the woman sitting in the booth behind him!
Post # 16
@Bebealways: Have I told you recently how happy your superwho responses to posts make me? Because they do. Lol