Seriousness

@dfollin (12692)
United States
May 15, 2009 9:54pm CST
Do you know people that take little things in life too seriously? My great grandmother didn't like music or dancing.So,it was not allowed in her presence.My grandmother was very superstitious and one time right after a relative died she told my mom that it was her fault because she had put her shoes on the table or bed.....or something.But,my mom thought for years that she had killed their relative. Do you know anyone that is too serious about small stuff?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 May 09
that was a horrible thing for your grandmother to have told your mother. it could have warped your mother for life. i am a little bit superstitious not bad. i had a customer at the beauty shop that had a superstition for everything. she was the worst i ever saw . i think small things need to be handles just as well as large things do.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 May 09
there are alot of them i have heard all my life,
• Canada
16 May 09
I have some relatives who, because of their religious belief, will not say "on January 29th he'll be 59 years old. Instead they'll say "if he lives till January 29th he'll be 59 years old" because to them saying "he will be 59 years old" not "he might be if he lives so long" is predicting the future.
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@dfollin (12692)
• United States
18 May 09
That is strange.I have never heard of that.What religion is that?
• United States
18 May 09
my mom's like that.she won't use things in terms of "will be",because to speak of it is to jinx it. it's considered tempting fate in a way.
• United States
18 May 09
*sigh* yes.i knew somebody who was "on" all the time,everything had to be 100% serious ALL the time.it got tiring. after awhile,the friendship broke,because it had led to paranoia that they were being "mocked". ..whatever,y'know? some people,it would do them well to lighten up.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
16 May 09
Yes. My step-dad had got beaten up in the Navy by a certain race. We were not allowed to watch tv episodes or movies if that race was in it. He would not let us eat the food they cooked from a restaurant either.