It’s Friday the 13th. That means if you see a black cat and a horse shoe lying next to each other on the ground, for God’s sake go for the horse shoe.
See what we did there? We threw the word “God” into a line about superstitions, just to start a fight about whether one set of unproven beliefs is as silly as another. Not that we are suggesting they are. Mind you, the 2011 census data showing how godless we’re becoming was rather interesting.
So how’s about you. Are you superstitious? Ever had anything unfortunate happen to you on Friday the 13th? Anything else spooking you today?
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There was an amazing full moon the other night. It hovered near the horizon, enormous and shrouded with dark wisps of cloud. It was hard to miss, partly because of its size, but mostly because people talked about it all day.
Me: “Yawn, didn’t sleep well last night.” Others: “Full moon.” Me: “Why is everyone so frickin’ grumpy today?” Others: “Full moon.” Me: “I thought this was the cheap day for petrol…” Others: “Full moon.”
It’s disconcerting having these vaguely pagan excuses gravitating around everything, just because the moon is in a particular alignment with the Earth. And I have to confess to a wave of supercilious contempt each time it happened.
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