Do you lift your legs for luck?

@reinydawn (11649)
United States
January 4, 2009 7:07pm CST
I don't know how this got started, but I can always remember doing it. When we're going somewhere and drive over a railroad track, we lift our legs off the floor for good luck. It's not as easy to do if you're the driver, but I still always do it. ESCPECIALLY when we're going to Atlantic City - and there's about 4 or 5 sets of tracks on the way up. Normally it doesn't work, but it sure did yesterday!
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• United States
5 Jan 09
At first I thought you where talking about a dog peeing. No I have never heard of such a thing. It might come from when we had Fred Flinston cars and did not want to stub their toes.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Very good observation, that is probably exactly how it started :)
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• United States
5 Jan 09
Can you imagine how many stubbed toes Barney had? You know he was a bit slow on the draw.
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@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
5 Jan 09
Its the first that I am hearing this but I find it interesting .What I would like to find out though is for how long do you lift your leg ? Needless to say I have never done it but I am curiuos
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
5 Jan 09
We just lift our legs while we're going over the tracks. It's usually only a few seconds.
• United States
5 Jan 09
When I was a kid I had never actually heard about this kind of thing until I got to be around more kids and we took trips together. I never really did it much but sometimes I did. I found it to be entertaining sometimes. But it's really not something big that we did.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
5 Jan 09
It's almost second nature for me, I've been doing it so long. My husband has always done it too!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Hey reiny! I've never heard that before! Never! You are supposed to lift your legs when you come to railroad tracks? And you do this while you're driving? That part doesn't sound like it is too safe to me! It might be ok if you are the passenger, but the driver? And is that supposed to work only on the way to Atlantic City or anywhere there are railroad tracks? I really have never heard anyone say this ever!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
5 Jan 09
It's supposed to work for everything, even if you're the driver. I guess it wouldn't be too lucky though if you were driving, lifted your legs over the tracks and got in an accident... You should try it!
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
5 Jan 09
I have forgotten all about lifting the legs up when going over a railroad track. I have not done that in so long. I will need to find out from my kids if I ever taught them about that one. I agree with you, if you are the driver it is hard especially when you have an uneven track and you almost have to come to a stop to get over it or bottom out. hahaha
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Old tracks would be hard too because they're sometimes pretty deep. When I had a clutch it was hard because once you let off the gas you slowed down. But we always seem to manage! Last night on the way home I don't think I got many of them though because I kept falling asleep.