Everyone has heard of the standard superstitions I’m sure. Don’t walk under a ladder, a broken mirror bring seven years’ bad luck, a black cat crossing your path is sure to bring hell raining down, and a raven on your fence is a sign of impending doom, horse shoes and four leaf clovers bring good luck, and salt is thought to have magical powers, but have you ever heard of these…
I managed to locate a few little known superstitions.
If you say good-bye to a friend on a bridge, you will never see each other again.
Don’t lean a broom against a bed lest a spell creep upon you.
Don’t drop your brush/comb while brushing your hair or you’ll have more than a bad hair day.
Professional actors think it bad luck to have a perfect rehearsal before performance night.
I don’t know about you, but that one about the broom sort of freaks me out a bit. I have enough trouble sleeping as it is, in fact one of my “rituals” is the closet door must be shut before I go to bed. Call it a left over remnant of my childhood and the “boogeyman” days, but if the door’s not shut, my eyes aren’t either. Want to know some of my other personal superstitions?
My husband has a special set of dog tags. He’s had them since he first joined the Marine Corps. It’s most important that these dog tags are around his neck before he gets on the bus to deploy. Call us crazy, call us, well, superstitious, but the dog tags are sacred. A little over a year ago, I put him on the bus, came home and found the dog tags hanging on the headboard where they hang when he’s not gone somewhere. I didn’t rest until I heard he’d received them. I mailed them immediately via the fastest most expensive mail I could buy.
I carry a lucky dollar. I know…sounds right crazy, but I was told as a child if you gave someone a wallet you were supposed to put a penny in it so that person would never have an empty wallet. In other words, it was to keep them from being poor. I figured as an adult a dollar was better and I have a dollar bill tucked in my wallet that’s been in there for years and never gets spent. I’ve never wanted for a thing either.
So what are some of your superstitions?
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