Friday the 13th - ishould we worry?

@mummymo (23709)
April 11, 2007 10:40pm CST
Okay i'm not in the least superstitious and neither is my niece obviously or she would not be getting married on that date! It is only hours away now and although I don't believe anything bad is going to happen I wonder how manu of you hold this superstition? Has anything bad happenened to you on this date? Or are you like me - do you believe it is twiddle? How did this superstition start anyway - do any of you guys know?
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@hookfan (447)
15 Apr 07
Nah! It was a great day on Friday and nothing bad happened. It's just a date and a number, nothing more :) xx
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@mummymo (23709)
15 Apr 07
only good things happened for me on friday too - the hangover didn't kick in until saturday! xx
@czaroma (136)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
I haven't worried about Friday the 13th nor experienced any unusual with this date. I'm not really superstitious. But when this day arrives, people usually say that you have to be more careful/ Maybe it's just coincidences that people have been unlucky with Friday and the number 13. It is fear that is demonstrated with the number 13. We can see that hotels doesn't have 13th floors. Hospitals and hotels doesn't have room number 13. Some cities doesn't have 13th street or 13th avenue, and a lot more. T his superstition have started since ancient times. That it continues until now in our educated world. I guess it just stems from the belief or practice that man could use to protect himself from circumstances beyond his control.
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@mummymo (23709)
14 Apr 07
You make some very good points my friend! I think sometimes if you believe something bad is going to happen then it will! I am glad to say that by not believing something bad is going to happen we have never had a problem on this date! xxx
@time07 (10)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Im Goin to to go around town with a screen mask on
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@mummymo (23709)
14 Apr 07
ok - have fun ........lol xxx
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I love the number 13, it's always been Good for me! :) I love getting an extra one of anything, like in a bakers dozen, I enjoy the fact that the Lunar Calendar has 13 Full Moons, my Lady friends all love to visit me around that time, because their, er, "energies" run very high... it's great time for Celebrations and such and my Creativity soars... what's not to Love about that?
@mummymo (23709)
14 Apr 07
After a wonderful celebration of my nieces wedding on friday the 13th I am glad to say i totally agree with your opinion - apart from the bit about your lady friends lol xxx
@Dana5881 (609)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Nothing bad has ever happened to me on a Friday the 13th but I am still superstitious about it and I don't always seem to have the best luck so everytime there is a Friday the 13th I worry a little bit. Try to take the day easy and not do too much so that you don't put yourself in situations that could end up bad.
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@mummymo (23709)
14 Apr 07
I am happy to report that no bad luck crossed our paths! xxx
@printer1 (11)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Walt Kelly, who drew the wonderful political cartoon strip 'Pogo', had a saying every month. One or his characters would inevitably exclaim(depending on what day of the week was the 13th), "Fiday the 13th come on a tuesday this month." It's just another day, and another prime number.
@mummymo (23709)
14 Apr 07
fantastic logic printer - thank you for making this point!
@lols189 (4798)
13 Apr 07
i know friday the 13th is suppposed to be such an unlucky day but i dont believe this as it is just a normal day and nothing has ever happened to me so it doesnt bother me the slightest
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@mummymo (23709)
14 Apr 07
I have now convinced myself that it is a very lucky day! xxx
@dfinster (3537)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I hate to admit it, but I am a little superstitious. I do the salt over the shoulder thing. I get freaked about about breaking a mirror and nervous if the black cat crosses my path. I know that everybody says that superstitions are silly and I say that too, but when it comes down to it if I'm being completely honest with myself I am superstitious.
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@mummymo (23709)
14 Apr 07
Well I hope you had no bad luck yesterday honey! xxx
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
Hi mummymo. Superstitious? I get that feeling sometimes but I usually just shrug it off. I think it's the influence of books and tv and movies. Have to read that link.. I learned about Friday the 13th being bad from the movie of the same title. Then later in books that I read. Before that I never knew it was a belief held by others. Something bad always happen to me but not on this date, as far as I can remember. Thanks and may it turn out to be a great wedding. All the best!
@mummymo (23709)
14 Apr 07
Thanks sweets - I am glad to say that absolutely nothing went wrong - apart from my other niece who was bridesmaid dropping a big bit of the wedding cke - but it was no longer the 13 th by then and she was very drunk! lol xx
@healer (1783)
• India
12 Apr 07
Actually i am also a very superstitious person and i really fear those dates heheh i will not fix my wedding or anything special on such date. Actually in real nothing happens on such dates or what ever but i really fear at times, friends laugh at me saying that we are living in a very fast growing technology and you don't need to believe in superstitious beliefs Yes, i agree with them but i don't know why i have still got those old blood or genes i guess hehehe. Anyway hope nothing bad will happen and things turn out better than it has to be.
@mummymo (23709)
12 Apr 07
The world would be a very boring place if we all believed the same things! x
@7nicole1 (1634)
• Canada
12 Apr 07
Im not sure how the superstision started but I imagine something really bad must of happen on that date along time ago. As for me believeing is it really unlucky well to me its no more unlucky then it is any other day but just in case I think Im staying in tommorow.
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@mummymo (23709)
12 Apr 07
any excuse to play on mylot all day! lol xxx
@raydene (9875)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Ok first off if it is unlucky for the majority of the population then it is most likely my lucky day..As you know Sweets I'm not in the norm catagory..lol Just have fun...Don't fall off any tables..Get lots of kilt pictures so we will know if they go commando or not and be sure to email them to ME.....te he he Love Ya...Have fun xoxo
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@mummymo (23709)
12 Apr 07
I promise not to fall off any tables - only because i can't get up on them to start with just now - what a waste of a good wedding! lol David not wearing kilt :-( 13 tr old Niall is - but refusing to be a true scotsman - he'll grow out of that teenage shyness lol Will do my best to find some hunky TRUE scotsmen for you honey! xxxxx
• United States
12 Apr 07
February 13th is the luckiest day of my life so any number 13 I considered lucky. Many Christians have long believed that Friday was unlucky because it was the day of the week when Jesus was crucified. The number 13 was believed to bring bad luck because there were 13 people at The Last Supper. Since there were 12 tribes of Israel, that number was considered lucky
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@mummymo (23709)
12 Apr 07
You are such a clever girl heather - thats why it is so good to have good friends on mylot - you can find out anuything! lol Thanks for your help honey! xxx
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
12 Apr 07
I was born on a 13, so that is my lucky number! And Friday 13, well, that is even better! Good day to buy a lottery ticket! Good luck to your niece on her wedding day!
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@mummymo (23709)
12 Apr 07
I am sure they are both going to be very happy - they make a fantastic couple! Will pass along your good wishes - thank you! xx
• United States
12 Apr 07
I guess I'm just contrary, because Friday the 13th has always been a lucky day for me. I'm thinking I should play the lottery or something tomorrow and see if I can make that luck really pay off!
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@mummymo (23709)
12 Apr 07
Not superstitious but I think I might buy a lottery ticket tomorrow - see if all this good luck works out! xx
@weemam (13389)
12 Apr 07
Yes I am superstitious with somethings , if I spill salt I will throw it over my shoulder , I can never remember which one so I do both lol ,, when I pick a raffle ticket I go for my granddaughters boyfriends birthday my cousin and my late Granny's birthday will all fall on Friday the 13 and they are lovely people .It wouldn't put me off to have a special occasion celebration on Friday the 13th either , you go to that wedding sweetheart and enjoy but be careful lol as you have a lot on next week , xx
@mummymo (23709)
12 Apr 07
Thanks wee - was good to speak to you today - but that hubby of yours is getting a bit big for his boots is he not? And the cheek of that Ross asking for a taxi no! lol I am really looking forward to tomorrow now - feel better as I found my sister has forgot to order her flowers - hopefully a certain fantastic florist in Plean will come through for me on that one! What do you mean I have a lot on next week - I will bew having a good old rest ;-p
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
12 Apr 07
Well Mo I have mine today as you will find out by my Discussions lol I don't even think of Friday the 13th as that is when I find things will happen lol I don't need Friday the 13th lol I have them on different Dates to Love and Hugs xxx
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@mummymo (23709)
12 Apr 07
yes sweets lots of different dates - I am quite worried about reading your posts now - think I will feel my way around! Hope nothing too serious has happened! big hugs n stuff xxxx
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
12 Apr 07
Contrary to belief, Friday 13th is actually very lucky for me, I have had windfalls in the past on a Friday 13th. I am not superstitious, and will even walk under ladders etc. I think it's just coincidence if something bad happens to you on this day and nothing more, I would interested too in how the superstition came about, I know the number 13 itself is deemed unlucky itself to some.
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@mummymo (23709)
12 Apr 07
wolfie honey check out Lakotas (no 4) response above - loads of info there! I am with you I think bad things happening then are coincidence!
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
Well I used to be very superstitious of this day until I actually met my husband on the 13th so that changed my mind about that as you know I have been married for 26 years. And nothing so far has happened badly for me on this date so hopefully nothing will go wrong tomorrow either. I don't know how it really started.
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@mummymo (23709)
12 Apr 07
Hopefully that is a good omen Kathy! I am as sure as can be that everything will go fantastically well both tomorrow and through their marriage as it has for you!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Apr 07
http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/4885/fri13.html go here and read the story about friday the 13th No nothing has ever happened to me on that day for I never think of it
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@mummymo (23709)
12 Apr 07
Wow that gives us a lot to think about Lakota! Thanks for the info xxx