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Well I ain't superstitious...


Black cat just crossed my trail...

Howlin' Wolf knew what he was talking about way back in '61!

I'm not superstitious but certain conversations and events put me on edge

When someone mentions how fair the weather has been I expect a massive storm within days
This happens very often:(

While they are lovely and majestic forest creatures and serve a purpose, I quite dislike seeing Owls...They seem a sinister bunch to me and I have had awful times after seeing them in the trees
I love/hate owls...they signify death in my opinion (I see an owl and I assume somebody has died...this has been a pattern for me)

Ask me how my car is running and I change the topic immediately...talking about the vehicle is a certain jinx!
NEVER inquire about the vehicle:/
I don't need a blowout or crash and I must get to work

Do you have dumb superstitions too?





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I try to avoid walking on cracks, don't trust uneven surfaces.

No going between ladders. Not getting stuck.

Think of some others when it comes to mind.

Did you know in many cultures (native Mexican, Cherokee) the owl is considered sacred. For Mexican natives, they are the guardians of the Underworld, gatekeepers of the dead, so you're not far off.

~~/o/

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I see those owls every so often in the very early morning...they spook me!

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Sometimes I consider avoiding walking on cracks in the sidewalk, but then I figure I'm concentrating too much on altering my stride, so I relax and don't think about it. I do avoid going under ladders, and if I see a black cat in front of me, I usually hope it goes back the way it came, but that's silly, (and it happened to me about a week ago).
I posted a little Owl story at the end of the thread, but it's not very interesting.

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That's a healthy way of looking at walking on sidewalk cracks.
Ever wonder why the cat superstition only matters if they're black?
I mean, cats are revered on the Internet and by ancient Egyptians.
Maybe nothing but solid black is uncommon for cats.
Otherwise, people would be unlucky all the time!

Better to have bad luck than luck at all! (^o^)

~~/o/

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I'm an atheist and I don't believe in ghosts, but for some reason I still will hold my breath when driving past a cemetery. Could just be a habit, but I've tried not to do it and it just is wrong.

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Well, respecting or at least acknowledging a cemetary seems a good thing to do

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I do that as well and I'm a nihilist.

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I used to do that as a kid. I wonder when that got started? I've driven by some pretty large cemeteries and couldn't hold my breath that long, so I gave up on that. I also realized the air didn't smell any different, haha.

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I think I started it when I was a kid because I was afraid of inhaling a wandering soul. Speaking of souls, I still say bless you when someone sneezes.

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I prefer a tissue
I am a gentleman Mr. Moose!

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It is looking good

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Go kleenex

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well actually you ARE superstitious. i would say very superstitious.

i'll tell you who should be afraid of owls - rodents.

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Seems I may be...

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Never say something is making good progress, because it will blow up in your face.

Don't praise the day before the evening.

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Okay, I just picked my sister's nose. Now what?

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The booger is still on my finger, buddy.

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Go Tom Brady!!!

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I have this superstition too
A total jerkface at my job one Friday morning said to me 'It's Friday! We made it!!' and I cautioned him that most auto accidents happen a mile or two from home and we weren't home yet
Told him to button up his mouth!

That afternoon I was rear-ended by a dillweed in a Volkswagon
I was only blocks from home, stopped at a red light, the guy in the VW blasted into me...$4,400 in damages, bit of a slouchy limp and migraines is what I got...and a life lesson
You aint home 'til your'e on the sofa

'Don't praise the day' is a good saying

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Sorry to hear that.☹ But yes, that's exactly what happens! Don't jinx it by being cocky!

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I'm always cocky
Just can't help it 😉

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Wouldn't be that surprising if auto accidents are most likely to occur right before or during the blasted weekend! (O_o)

Hopefully, when people asked you why you were walking funny, you told them, "I'm keeping up my pimp walk."

~~/o/

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A saying goes, "Don't set yourself up for disappointment."

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I have none.

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Lucky you
I have many...I know how silly it sounds

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Before entering and leaving cemeteries, I always close the gated entrance, locking it into place, out of respect for the dead. It's an age old idea that an exit invites spirits to wander aimlessly, drift outside the place and disturb the land of the living as well as themselves.

This practice is most common in the few rural neighborhood family cemeteries that are still around. They existed during a time where such close contact between the living and the dead meant contacting demons (diseases) due to no plumbing, poor hygiene, near proximity, and lack of sanitation methods.

Most superstitions have a method to their madness, based on something real, told in a way we're no longer familiar with due to changes in society, culture, and language.

My neighborhood still has two active cemeteries, both on one side of the community directly across from each other, separated by a chain-link fence. My neighborhood decided long before my time to preserve the history and the tradition behind it.

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we were told never to stand on a grave as a kid. never was sure what would happen.

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I don't know the reason behind that one, other than it being symbolically rude to the deceased, which only matters to the living since the people in the grave are dead of course, unless...

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We have a small, old cemetery across from the University, and people are always tramping and traipsing through it. I'm rarely on foot around there, but the cemetery doesn't have any fences and it's surrounded by academic buildings and student housing. Not necessarily at this location, but we all hear about cemeteries having headstones toppled over and that sort of thing. What's wrong with people? Of all the dumb things to do !

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If there's ever an argument to bring church cemeteries back with the old sextons, groundskeepers and masons, that is one, or something similar with a secular community approach. Get everyone together and feel personally involved. Make them care for their fellow human being by being a part of something.

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I always leave shower curtains open when not in use, preferring not to guess what's behind it should it closed for any other reason. Most uncomfortable game show reveal ever.

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Funny
I always close the shower curtain but my family and even the visiting neighbors always push them open (I think this is an untidy look so I close them again)
Horror movies are probably why most people prefer the shower curtain open

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I hope the neighbors tell you they move them. Otherwise, that's just impolite.

Alfred Hitchcock is still giving us nightmares from beyond the grave!

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Oh I don't mind...I'm always tidying up and putting things away lol

Yep, I was thinking Psycho too
Also, one of the Friday the 13th movies had a shower scene, Insectizoid too...probably a bunch of others

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Don't mind me, Shogie. That's my southern upbringing coming out. Manners on top of manners along with sweet ice tea. One problem with this mentality is we don't always speak our mind and emotions can boil over, turning into a volcano before sharing how we feel. Guess that's what happens when we're not snowed in as much. Don't have to be peacekeeper with family or share space with others as often.

Let's not forget Jaws! Though that was with open water. I've seen people my age (mid 20s) who are still emotionally impacted not to step foot into the ocean because of that shark, even though we live in the Internet age!

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I wind up in the South almost every year for visits and vacation time with friends and family
The people are really polite and kind, I love the South
Cheers to The South🍻
Lovely people and beautiful country
Very different from New York (we really are total jerks up here...always in a rush, foul language abounds, cutting the line and being pushy...
I regret it but I fear that I'm part of the problem)
Always great to hear your kind words brother👍

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Haha!
Oh, I'm sure if I ever travel up North for extended periods of time, there would something I'd find refreshing in comparison to my part of the country. There's something we each think we have that we both want.

The South deserves all the reputation it gets, good and bad, including hospitality.

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If you ever find your way up North hit me up...I have room to spare for fine people (and their brothers!)

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