Are you Superstitious?

@Kaorin (757)
Australia
December 30, 2006 7:06am CST
I must admit that although I am not really one to stick to or believe old wives tales, I do follow one. Yes, I admit that when I drive past a cemetary, I hold my breath. I was always told by my grandmother that if I breathed in when going past a cemetary, spirits would come into my body and take a day off my life every time I did it. I know it sounds silly, but I do it. Do you follow any silly superstitions? If so, what? and why do you follow it?
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@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
30 Dec 06
Yes, I have to admit that I am a bit superstitious. I think that in different way we all are susperstitious. It's the first time that I know something as yoiur grandmother story but I am not surprised. Everyone has a own superstition. My big superstition is about black cat when they cross the road that I am doing (walking or driving). I have to change road or, at least, wait that someone go before me! It's silly, I know, but all superstitions are silly!
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@Kaorin (757)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
I know what you mean. You feel so silly because you know nothing is going to happen, and yet you do them anyway! Thankyou for your response.
@apostrofy (661)
• Romania
1 Jan 07
only when it comes to some things that seemed to happen for me. for example i saw 2 falling stars and both times i made a wish. they came true. so when it comes to certain things i have to say i'm a superstitious person
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@Ashida (1370)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I'm not particularly superstitious, but a friend of mine has tons of superstitions. One I hadn't heard before was that he has to put his shoes in the closet with the feet the right way. If you set the shoes in the opposite way, it will bring you bad luck according to him.
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I'm usually not superstitious but there is one thing. I guess it's silly but I never ever waste writing paper. When I was a kid in a Catholic grade school one of the nuns told us that you spent time in purgatory for wasting paper. To this day, I write on both sides of every piece of scrap paper. I even scribble on super market receipts and napkins before I'll tear off a clean sheet. I prefer to think of myself as saving the forests but the truth is I'm probably just avoiding time in purgatory. LOL
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
30 Apr 08
I am a little superstitous, though not completely. I like to take a bike-ride around the country. Whenever I take a bikeride around the country, I have to ride past a row of tombs facing the country road and each time I have to pass them, I feel scaried and will ride faster to pass them, especially when it is getting dark. I do not know why, but I do not want to see those tombs, making me think too many scenes of those horror movies, like vampires and so on. Sorry for my being silly.