Have you ever wondered how many of your friends are superstitious?
I have often thought of several superstitions that I have heard folks harbor in their minds and they couldn't be more sincere about their reality.
These are just a few things we hear about when it comes to superstitions that supposedly represent bad luck:
Friday the 13th, or just the number 13.
Never walk under a ladder.
If you drop a salt shaker toss a little salt over your left shoulder.
Break a mirror - seven years of bad luck will come your way.
Sing before breakfast -cry before supper.
Itchy left hand - you're going to get money
Itchy right hand, you're going to meet someone new.
Ears burning - someone is talking about you.
Never open an umbrella indoors.
Itchy nose- going kiss a fool.
The list goes on and on but I learned at a young age that these superstitions are just myths and I sight this story as an example.
I was a boy of about 10 years when I was delivering newspapers. As I neared the home of one of my customers, a Black Cat crossed my path!
Well, what was I going do to deliver the paper to a customer who lived just over the line where that darn cat had crossed in front of me.
I stood, like a fool, for about five minutes thinking of how I could get that paper delivered without having to cross what I thought to be a fatal path.
Finally I took the bull by the horns and made up my mind that whatever might happen to me would happen anyway and so I crossed the line and delivered the paper.
I couldn't have been more than 100 feet down the street from where I had dropped off the paper when, what did I see on the ground but a Five Dollar bill!
From that day on I lost all belief in superstitions!