Being a fruitcake?????  

freetime648 52F
7629 posts
1/13/2006 2:51 pm

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Being a fruitcake?????

Ok, many have asked if you are superstitious on Friday the 13th. My personal answer is...NO!

Does not mean I do not have any superstitions that get me all freaky deaky.

Like black cats: Nope....they are beautiful and if one crossed my path, I will try to catch him.

Walking under a ladder: Nope, again, if the ladder is in my way I go from point A to point B the quickest way I can get there.

Stepping on cracks: There are way too many laxed city workers who do not repair cracks and stepping on one is purely inevitable.

BUT: there is one superstition I have that makes people look at me like I am an absolute fruitcake.

I will not take, pocket, handle, hold, look at or even have in my house.....a 50 cent piece.
That is right, I am very superstitious of them. Everytime I have had one in my possession...something happens and it usually turns up embarrassing the hell out of ME. When I am at a store and they give me one for change...I drop it immediately and ask for two quarters. If, when I was managing restaraunts, and it came time to count the till, I had another employee take it and change it for me from the safe.

Call me a fruitcake, a nutter, a wierdo but that is my superstition! Anyone have any other strange superstitions????

Have A happy and safe 13th!

xx FREETIME648 xx

Gryphen71 45M
2 posts
1/14/2006 2:37 am

Personally, I love Friday the 13th, the roads are clearer and the fun that can be had from playing on other people's superstitions is great.

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
1/13/2006 6:02 pm

Fears of Friday 13th? Have you taken a peek at Paraskavedekatriaphobia yet?

Most superstitions I don't follow though I'm usually aware of not following them so that, for example, I'll walk under a ladder almost in deliberate defiance of my awareness that the superstition is that one shouldn't walk under ladders. Mind you, there's a pretty good reason for that in one sense and I always peek up the ladder first to make sure there isn't a man with a pot of paint on it!

The only superstition that I follow is touching wood to deflect bad luck, especially when I make a risky statement along the lines of "it should be okay". I do it in the full and certain knowledge that it's absurd and usually give a self-deprecating, "aren't I silly" grin as I do so ...

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