On the season premiere for The Office, Michael Scott makes a comment, “I’m not superstitious, but I’m a little stitious”. I thought that was cute. The following are some superstitious beliefs that I found on an online quiz.
According to superstition, it is bad luck to let a black cat cross your path.
Superstition has it that leaving a hat on a bed will bring bad luck.
There is a long-standing belief that walking under a ladder brings bad luck.
Folklore has it that if you break a mirror, you will have seven years of bad luck.
Many people have long regarded Friday as an unlucky day.
Many people believe if you spill salt, you must toss some of it over your left shoulder in order to prevent bad luck.
According to superstition, a broken chain letter will bring bad luck.
Legend has it that if you drink all the bubbles on the surface of your coffee, you will soon have lots of money.
A rabbit’s foot is thought to bring good luck.
I’ve never really been very superstitious myself. The closest I come to superstition is believing that I’ll jinx something by saying it. Like by saying, “I haven’t been sick this whole year.” I will probably be sick soon.
I have had a few times in my life where I lied about something and then it happened. I’m too ashamed to put them on here for everyone to see, but you can ask me and I’ll fill you in. Let’s just say that I missed work “to visit a grandmother that was ill” … not really visiting anyone I was just off having fun. But I jinxed her!!!
I would love to hear some funny “superstitious” type things you grew up with. It doesn’t really have to fit with superstitions … it could just be something funny that you believed that really didn’t make sense.
When I was growing up we had this lamp. It had fishing line all around it that oil would run down. My dad convinced us that if we touched the oil it would turn our fingers green and he would know. There’s a part of me that’s still a little frightened of that lamp oil.
Who didn’t have someone in their life that would tell them their face would stick if they made ugly faces all the time?
What are some things you’ve heard?