Post # 1
Hi Bees! Me and a friend were talking earlier about superstitions,mans it for me thinking, are many people still superstitious? I guess I could say I am. These are the superstitious things I do/don’t do:
1. I never put new shoes on the table.
2. I never put an umberella up inside.
3. If I spill salt, I’ll throw some over my left shoulder.
4. I often touch/knock on wood.
That’s all I can think of right now. So ladies and gentleman, how superstitious are you?
Post # 2
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
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
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 # 5
This reminded me that I don’t walk under ladders and/or scaffolding at all haha.
mildlybookish: I like cancelling out thing lol! With the shopping umbrella thing, I will wait until I’m outside to open it, or at least until my arms and therefore umbrella are outside.
bbbria: I’m with you with the cats and number 13. In fact, FI’s dating anniversary is on the 13th, and we’ll be getting married on the 13th. The shoes thing I think is mostly British, basically if you go out shopping and you come home with shoes, you “can’t” put them on a table lol. Couch, fine. Bed, ok. Floor, perfect! Table, no. Haha it’s weird!
Post # 6
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
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
- 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
- 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 # 10
mildlybookish: Those all sound so interesting. I’ve never heard of any of them either. Two more I believe in:
– Your SO not seeing your wedding dress until your wedding day.
– Not having a baby’s stroller/pushchair in your house before baby is home.
prahajess: I totally get that, combined with usual pre-wedding nerves it must be horrible!
MrsUPS: I don’t kiss the clock at 11:11, but I do make a wish at that time if I happen so see a clock haha.
Though of more while typing this out:
– If I have an eye lash I make a wish and blow it.
– Also, with itching ears, there’s the phrase “left for lover, right for mother” when these people are supposedly talking about you lol.
Wow, I never realised how much I believe in lol!
Post # 11
- 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
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 # 14
allyfally: Yeah, its like you jinx things of they’re spoken lol. Happens to me all the time too.
Thanks for all the responses, ladies!
Post # 15
I am extraordinarily superstitious – almost to the point where it borderlines on OCD at times.