Friday, February 13, 2015

FRIDAY STIR FRY - Here's to Friday the 13th
Are you superstitious? Do you fear black cats, avoid walking under ladders or throw spilled salt over your shoulder? 

My ex mother-n-law was the most superstitious person I ever knew. I've seen her turn the car around in the middle of the street when a black cat crossed in front of her. Seems to me, making a u-turn in the middle of traffic was a bit more dangerous than crossing that felines path. 

She broke a mirror one time supposedly giving her seven years bad luck. She actually put the seven year date on the back of the frame. I have no clue if those seven years were unlucky for her or not. More than likely they were pretty normal years, with normal ups and downs. But you can bet when anything bad happened during that time it was because of that damn mirror. 

She knocked on wood so much, she should have had callouses on her knuckles. And don't even think of opening that umbrella until you get outside mister. 

There are rational explanations for most of these superstitions. Like somebody at some point walked under a ladder and a bucket of paint fell on them. Or they tripped over a crack in the sidewalk and actually broke their back. 

But that wonderful woman would have none of that rational thinking. Better safe than sorry was her motto.
And I loved her even more for it. 

Good luck today and let me know if you suffer from the fear of Friday the 13th. 


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