How superstitious are you?

  • silverfox

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    Jul 06, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    Do you avoid walking on cracks on the sidewalk?
    Hold your breath driving past cemeteries?

    Do you do little superstitious rituals daily? Maybe some that have become second nature?


    You can use a scale of 1 to 10 if that makes it easier......

    How superstitious are you? Give some examples of what you do if you are.


    When I play tennis, if I have a first service winner, I must serve with the same ball for the next serve. It can drive my opponents nuts but it is a must with me.

    On the other hand, I don't think I would make a connection if I saw a black cat crossing my path on Friday 13th....

    I would rate myself a 4 on the superstitious scale with 10 being the highest.

    How about you?


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    Jul 06, 2009 9:00 PM GMT
    Hm... 1
    I'll walk under ladders, don't care about black cats, etc.

    Sometimes I get little bursts of OCD though and have to go back and make sure I flipped the light switch down completely, or same with the water faucet icon_razz.gif But no superstitious reasoning behind it.
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    Jul 06, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
    There was a time when I was very superstitious - walking under ladders, one magpie for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four for a boy - black cats, broken mirrors, so it goes on...
    UntilI began to convince myself that a ladder is just that, a ladder - two lengths of metal rails held in place by a series of rungs. A magpie is a bird. A swan is a bigger bird than a magpie, but I never felt any fears about a swan. The same with a cat. If a ginger cat crossed my path, would disaster overtake me? I did break a mirror once, by accident as with a plate, cup, a milk bottle (full) as well as an unopened jar of jam. All these were the case of clumsiness, not bad luck.
    Having said that, I do believe that good or bad luck works if you BELIEVE it will work, and so it happens.
    Taking the rational view of these and other like objects has set me free from superstitious fears.
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    Jul 06, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    I Ain't Superstitious.
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    Jul 06, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
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    Jul 06, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    The strangest superstition I have I was taught by my mother when I was a wee lad, and I never heard of anyone else doing it.
    If I have to go back into my house immediately after locking the door, I always make a surreptitious sign of the cross. Apparently it is supposed to be very unlucky, maybe fatal, to return immediately. Have no idea why, but it is deeply ingrained in me. Otherwise I'm mostly sane.
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    Jul 06, 2009 9:47 PM GMT
    A big 0.
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    Jul 06, 2009 9:51 PM GMT
    O, here.

    there's enough hard reality to deal with without adding fantasy stuff to worry about.
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    Jul 06, 2009 9:57 PM GMT
    wait, my mom had this story she used to tell me about the "Crusty Monster"

    If you didn't eat your bread crusts this clown called the Crusty Monster would come into your room at night, rip open your stomach, put the crusts in and sew you back up.icon_eek.gif

    So when I was 4 or 5 I had that on my mind.
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    Jul 06, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    Only with sports.
    At the beginning of a new season (football and baseball), I will pick one specific item of clothing that I will wear to every game.
    I know it is silly, but if we lose because I failed to wear that piece of clothing I think it is my fault my team lost.
    If I am wearing that item and we lose, I blame the team. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 06, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    I'm not superstitious in any way, never have been.
  • calibro

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    Jul 06, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    only when i'm watching sports
  • Run4Life83

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    Jul 06, 2009 10:11 PM GMT
    In my everyday life...no.

    When I'm in a theatre...a little. Like I always carry lights the 'correct way', I never invoke spirits and I never offer luck but instead wish actors to 'Break A Leg'

    As a runner...getting more so. I have a routine I follow in the days leading up to a race and if I vary and have a bad race, it's the routine's fault. I wear the same singlet and socks (washed). I put on my racing flats, right, then left, then tie them in reverse, left then right. I kiss the pendant of a runner that I wear around my neck and offer it up to God in the final moments leading up to the gun going off. So maybe my crazy has kicked in a little...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 06, 2009 10:13 PM GMT
    As a kid I use to go with my mom to the Spanish Botanica (Santeria Shop) all the time. She would buy candles and elixers of sort and have readings done.

    Didn't rub in at all, not very superstitious at all.
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    Jul 06, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
    I ain't at all.
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    Jul 06, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    I don't have false belief systems, period. That's includes all forms of false beliefs:
    Cults / religions / superstitions / astrology, or, anything else that Penn and Teller would call "Bullshit."

    Bullshit is for the weak-minded. I want nothing to do with it.
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    Jul 06, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
    i kinda gotta say ditto with chuckystud :>
  • swimbikerun

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    Jul 08, 2009 11:52 PM GMT
    I'm a stone cold zero on the supersition scale.
    I recognize that twice is a coincidence, thrice is a pattern and higher occurances are simply noteworthy.
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    Jul 09, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    id rate myself a 5

    if there was a comb on the footpath etc i would never pick it up (the banshee uses combs- esp silver combs to lure people into her world)

    i prob would walk through a fairly fort but i would still be kinda weird about it

    just stuff like that (and lol yes i know most of you have no idea what im talking about)

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    Jul 09, 2009 12:11 AM GMT
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  • hallyhallo

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    Jul 09, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    1