Friday the 13th, black cats, ladders...

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Friday the 13th, black cats, ladders...
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Sun, 08-15-2010 - 9:02pm

Friday the 13th, black cats, breaking mirrors, walking under ladders... These are a few of the top 10 superstitions.


Are you superstitious? What superstitions do you believe? How do you counter it?














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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 08-16-2010 - 10:45am
I'm not really superstitious (I own three black cats, for example! LOL); just logical (of course you wouldn't walk under a ladder as someone could be up there, ready to drop something on your head as you go through --- or you could catch onto/bump into the ladder, causing it to fall on you...).



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Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 08-16-2010 - 11:58am
I'm not really all that superstitious, and I've had both good & bad things happen on Friday the 13th... The worst was a car accident in 1994, the best being celebrating family members birthdays in some years.

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Registered: 11-03-2003
Mon, 08-16-2010 - 3:53pm

I'm not superstitious like the black cat or ladder thing or any of the others in that article.

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Registered: 08-24-2009
Mon, 08-16-2010 - 5:20pm
I am sort of superstitious, I must admit. My superstition is more of a variation on Murphy's Law — if you comment aloud about how well things are going, that's when they'll start going wrong. I don't believe in any of the top superstitions listed.


By the way, I had to scrutinize the photo of the woman walking under a ladder to be certain it wasn't a photo of my mother when she was that age. The resemblance was uncanny!



iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2007
Mon, 08-16-2010 - 9:38pm
No I'm not superstitious at all.

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Registered: 11-16-2005
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 12:21pm

I feel the exact same way you do about the Murphy's Law "superstitions". Mostly,

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Registered: 08-24-2009
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 4:54pm
I swear there's something to it! Sometimes all it takes is for me to *think* about the fact that a certain web site is running better than usual, and then it will go kaput.



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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 6:44pm

I agree that some superstition is linked to something logical. Opening an umbrella in a house might cause an accident, especially if kids are doing it.

Why did I think that you had Siamese cats? LOL!













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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 6:46pm

Now I am curious about what happened last Friday that went well for you ;-)

Friday the 13th has always been a good day for me since I was born on one such day.













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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 6:47pm
So you have good luck numbers and numbers that you really don't like?












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