NWR Just For Fun: How Superstitious Are You?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
643 posts
Busy bee

I’m not at all. I will happily open an umbrella indoors and walk under a ladder (though I’m not sure why I’d ever need to do the latter!). I don’t believe in any of that stuff. 

Post # 3
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’m not very superstitious. I notice if I do something that is against superstition or jokingly will follow through with “knocking on wood,” but I really don’t put much stalk in it. 

Funnily enough, there was a ladder that was set up in our tiny staff room that was directly in my way. The room is so tiny that there really was no way to go around the ladder, so I went under it. To get back, I had to go under the ladder again, so I joked that if you do it twice, it cancels itself out.

I’ve always had a question about the umbrella superstition. How do you shop for a new umbrella without opening it up indoors? Or is the superstition suspended because you are shopping? 

Post # 4
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mrs_Purple:  I’m guess I’m moderately superstitious. I will avoid walking under ladders/opening umbrellas indoors, if possible. I don’t think that black cats or the number 13 are bad luck, though. I’m curious about the shoes on table thing, I’ve never heard of it! What’s that about?

Post # 6
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Not at all.  I’ll follow through with some just for fun though.  Like if I have a bad day and it’s Friday the 13th, I’ll blame it on that in a conversation.

Post # 7
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Mrs_Purple:  One thing that I find very interesting are superstitions from other cultures. I find the origin of these superstitions very intriging. We grow up in a certain culture, and whether you believe in them or not, others following these superstitions are understandable. It is always interesting being on the outside of another culture and looking in.

Some superstitions that I have been told about:

– not celebrating birthdays/baby showers, etc. before the event

– whistling at night

– sleeping near an electric fan

– similar superstitions for the number 4 as we have with 13

– putting your purse on the floor

– writing someone’s name in red ink

Post # 8
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I’m not superstitious at all. But I’m scared of irony. As in… I’m terrified something will happen just before the wedding, or ON the wedding day 🙁

Post # 9
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Mrs_Purple:  I dont like to put my purse on the floor. I rub the palm of my right hand on my pocket when it itches and I kiss the clock at 11:11.

Post # 11
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Mrs_Purple:  I do the eyelash thing too. I also knock on wood.

I have never heard that about the ears.

Post # 12
8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Not at all, I guess. The only thing I can think of is if I really want something to happen, or not happen, I wont say it out loud for fear of it not coming true, or coming true, whichever way I don’t want it to go.

Like the day before the wedding I kept saying that I felt like I wasn’t getting married the next day, and I felt like vendors (specifically the officiant) wouldn’t show. And the officiant in fact did not show, and I in fact did not legally get married. Or if I was at work and said something about being glad that we were having a slow day (customer wise) then all of the sudden we’d get super busy.

Post # 13
5188 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

I am not.

Post # 15
390 posts
Helper bee

I am extraordinarily superstitious – almost to the point where it borderlines on OCD at times. 

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