Author Topic: One for the run up to Halloween: Superstitions  (Read 1988 times)

N.Mott

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One for the run up to Halloween: Superstitions
« on: October 20, 2006, 12:10:05 PM »
Mine is counting magpies.

I assume everyone knows the poem:
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret never to be told.

Well I have a scale of woe, based on the number of single, unattached, magpies I drive past in a day:

One: Watch Out there's a Dope-head in the road
Two: you're going the wrong way, at some point you gonna realize and have to turn back.
Three: don't bother, the shop/office is closed anyway
Four: you've missed the train/flight
Five: you're already way overdrawn at the bank you can't afford to go out tonight.
Six: expect to have a root canal by the end of the week.
Seven: TURN BACK NOW! 6hr tailbacks on the motorway.

Never fails.

What are your superstitions, and do they work for you?

nassj

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Re: One for the run up to Halloween: Superstitions
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006, 12:21:23 PM »
I never walk under a ladder, I don't know if it works though.

Offline ellie

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Re: One for the run up to Halloween: Superstitions
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2006, 12:27:15 PM »
I never walk under a ladder, I don't know if it works though.
same for me Candy Floss, and 'not crossing knives & forks' or 'putting shoes on table' !
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity
Oscar Wilde
http://www.goldstarbooks.co.uk/ellie_Bowdery.htm

Nelodra

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Re: One for the run up to Halloween: Superstitions
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2006, 12:32:08 PM »
Superstitions... o dear!
I'm afraid I haven't got any, how bad is that?

PaulW

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Re: One for the run up to Halloween: Superstitions
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2006, 12:36:48 PM »
I never look in mirrors.

When I was a little kid my grandmother (who was a very disturbed old woman) told me that if I looked in the mirror then one day I'd see the devil staring back at me. It gave me a real phobia, I still avoid mirrors and films like Candyman freak me out.

Mind you - she was dead right - when I look in the mirror these days, there he is!! ;D

memnoch

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Re: One for the run up to Halloween: Superstitions
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2006, 01:37:27 PM »
I never go out on my birthday. Evey year if i attempt to celebrate that fateful day something bad happens. I've had everything from serious food poisoning to a multi car pile up. Now i just sit at home wrapped in a duvet with the door firmly locked.

Potternut

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Re: One for the run up to Halloween: Superstitions
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2006, 02:30:29 PM »
Friday 14th.

I'm so careful not to be caught out on Fri 13th that all my bad luck comes the next day - Mind you, getting pissed on the Saturday night might have something to do with it.  :o

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Re: One for the run up to Halloween: Superstitions
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2006, 05:07:53 PM »
I avoid eating anything containing brazil nuts on a Tuesday if there's an Aboriginal tribal elder in the room called Jonathon. It has brought me 348 years bad luck in the past and I don't want to go through that again
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Re: One for the run up to Halloween: Superstitions
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2006, 05:50:20 PM »
My Great Aunt Elsie would not sit at a table laid for thirteen people. This was slightly bizarre behaviour in a woman who otherwise gambled big-time with her luck, being a heavy smoker well into her eighties and drinking like a trooper!

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Re: One for the run up to Halloween: Superstitions
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2006, 05:57:54 PM »
I don't really have any superstitions... or any stitions of any sort really.
I had a tshirt that I didnt wash for two years because I didn't want it to lose the smell of Reading Festival '02 when I went on mad wandering missions with two bottles of red wine and met some crazy people... but I think I've chucked it now so I can't be that sad.