Are you superstitious at all?

Superstitious People - afraid of the number 13?
United States
January 10, 2007 8:54pm CST
Some people won't let a black cat cross their path, always throw some salt over their shoulder, won't walk under a ladder and such all because of superstition. Are you superstitious? What are you superstitious about?
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• Canada
11 Jan 07
I'm not superstitious but my mom absolutely was! If we came home with a new pair of shoes and put them on a table or counter, she would get SO mad LOL She totally believed that bad luck or bad news comes in threes... so she'd wait for them and keep count! One time, I had just cleaned the glass front door of my house and she happened to phone me. While I was talking, a bird flew right into the glass (I guess I did a good job cleaning it LOL). My mother FREAKED as this signified, to her, that someone was going to die. She had a million of 'em :)
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
11 Jan 07
The only thing I am really superstitious about is the one about the broken mirror. I have enough bad luck that I can only image, not that want to, how much worse my luck would be if I actually did break a mirror. For all of you with the same superstition I have a site you might want to check out. It shows how to counter act the bad luck after breaking a mirror http://www.ladyoftheearth.com/stories/mirrors.txt
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
13 Jan 07
The only time that I am superstitious if something happens to me once. I will be hesitant to do it again knowing it had already happened to me. I see baseball pitchers who will not step on the white line when going back to the dugout or going to the mound. I wonder what makes people superstitious, especially if it has never happened to you before. Just because something bad has happened to another person doesn't mean it will happen to you.
• United States
28 Mar 07
Oddly enough.. YOU were the 13th Post! LOL
@chanfrado (1166)
• Portugal
11 Jan 07
A bit but nor I bind to this. Only in times of school tests or any seemed thing, I enter with the right foot in the classroom, or when I go to a soccer game I always take the same scarf, a scarf that with it already saw my team conquering many goblets!
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@shywolf (4529)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I have to discount the black cat superstition as much as possible because my family owned a black cat for years who was named Colleen and she was very sweet and must have crossed my path a million times *laugh* Perhaps a cat that you own isn't meant to count, but I do feel more lucky than unlucky! ^_^ I do admit to giving in to superstitions at times. And even with the above example, I still feel a tiny bit weird if a strange black cat crosses my path when I'm out and about, lol! And I probably would avoid walking under a ladder if I could, just to be on the safe side. After all, why tempt fate? *laugh*
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• India
11 Jan 07
no i am not superstitious at all abt these ridiculous thngs.....what an innocent cat, a nonliving ladderetc can do to u? it's all just rubbish!!!!! well looking into the humour side anyone h've tought what the cat must be thinking when she had crossed man...she criesssss
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• India
11 Jan 07
i'm not at all superstitious
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@nuffsed (1275)
11 Jan 07
I am absolutely not at all superstitious. I do not usually walk under ladders but that is simple common sense, if someone is working on the ladder they may drop something on your head. Otherwise I may walk under the ladder if it leaves a space that is comfortable, as with a large ladder. I do not care about black cats or broken mirrors or salt over the left shoulder, and I've never had reason to, as far as I am aware. I am in my 50's now and have never had a fractured or broken bone, or any serious accidental injury. A dog bit me once, but I got him back!! :)
• Australia
11 Jan 07
Superstitious? No way! Give me one good reason why I should be superstitious. I'll give you one good reason why I don't need to be. My life is in the hands of the living God of heaven, so "luck" has no part of my life. My times are in His hands.
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• Ireland
11 Jan 07
I try to convince myself that I am not superstitious, but I still will not walk under a ladder. If I spill the salt, I will throw some over my left shoulder, and if I see a magpie, I will do my best to look for a second one. I don't allow shoes (new ones) to be put on the table and I never allow umbrellas to be opened in the house. If I see a coin or a piece of coal on the street, I have to pick it up. Maybe I am superstitious after all.