How superstitious are we?

vickylass By vickylass, 13th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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While in some countries, a black cat will mean bad luck in others it's meant the opposite

How supertitious are we?

Are you superstitious?
On October 13th, I realized that it was Tuesday and it was 13. In some countries, Friday 13th is a dreaded day, but in many others, it is Tuesday 13th. So it is today.
In Spain, it is said that on Tuesday 13th, one shouldn't travel by sea nor to get married. They most probably think that on such a date, the ship may shipwreck or the wedding may go wrong for some reason that wasn't planned beforehand.
Others dread seeing a black cat, thinking that this cat will bring them back luck in their lives when in fact, a black cat is also considered a sign of good luck and this is why many lottery shops show a black cat sign in their premises.
No one should pass under a ladder, some people claim or walk on a broken mirror as this predicts a tragedy in their lives.
It may be a tragedy, because the ladder may fall on us as we're passing under it or we may cut ourselves if we walk on a broken mirror and we'll have to go to hospital. This is really a tragedy, particularly if they take us to a cramped emergency department in hospital.
What about spilling salt? The only bad thing I can think of is that one may be run out of it and one will have to ask the neighbour or go to the shop straightaway. In our rush to the shop, we may fall down the stairs. It may happen.
When we have unwelcome visitors or people that have stayed way too long in our home, we should put a broom upside down in a place that everyone can see it and these visitors will leave soon. Actually, seeing a broom isn't a pleasant view, particularly if it's old and dirty.
A horseshoe is always an item to bring in good luck to anyone who has one , placing it with the opening downwards. If the opening is upwards, it may happen the opposite.
Leaving a scissors opened may be unlucky, because one may harm itself.
Actually, I don't like seeing scissors that are opened or a knife that is left carelessly on the table. One may harm with them if one is distracted, doing something else.
I wouldn't say I'm a superstitious person, but I care just in case it is true, because having to be rushed to a cramped emergency department isn't anyone's cup of tea, is it?

© Copyright, Vicky Pino. October 13th 2015.


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author avatar M G Singh
16th Oct 2015 (#)

Very interesting. I think 99% of people are superstitious sometimes.

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author avatar Retired
16th Oct 2015 (#)

I always thought that the horseshoe had to be placed with the opening upwards - if it is downwards the luck falls out!

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author avatar vickylass
17th Oct 2015 (#)

See? In every country, people see it on a different way. Thanks for commenting anyway!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
20th Oct 2015 (#)

Quite a bit my friend, like the number 13 despite being born on the 14th, wont go under a ladder!

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author avatar pohtiongho
21st Nov 2015 (#)

Most people are indeed very superstitious. It is simply because of the fear of the unknown. The superstition will go on. There is no cure.

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