Superstitious? | Pad Patter 3.13

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  1. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic I like my pillow Rock hard

    Feb 28, 2012
    Today is Open An Umbrella Indoors Day! My mom would freak lol. We used to do that when I was younger just to see her reaction and giggle. She is very superstitious! I can remember her throwing salt over her shoulder, always warning us not to walk under ladders, and knocking on wood. I don't really think I'm superstitious at all, but there are times that I choose not to tempt fate :giggle, and I do occasionally knock wood.

    Are you superstitious? About anything in particular?
  2. Nemla

    Nemla Stretching my skill set

    Apr 24, 2013
    Lol, I am the salt over the shoulder type. Never put shoes on a table, and just to be safe say 7 9 13 while you knock on wood.....
    But I am not superstitious.....of course not !
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  3. Iowan

    Iowan Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa

    Jan 17, 2010
    This is kind of embarrassing but, if you name it, I probably have some sort of superstition about it. No, I don’t walk under ladders, step on cracks, open umbrellas indoors, nor step in the path of a black cat. I do attempt to blow out all my birthday candles, look for four-leaf clovers, and I made sure I had something old, new, borrowed and blue on my wedding day. And of course, Friday the 13th is an unlucky day.

    Last week I drove my grandson to school and a black cat crossed our path and I said something, jokingly, to the effect that it was not a good omen. Two hours later I ended up taking my husband to urgent care!

    I never mention my superstitious nature so my husband and daughters were really surprised when I made a page about it. ☘️☘️
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  4. michelepixels

    michelepixels Amazing, Awesome and Wonderful!

    Jan 2, 2015
    I'm only superstitious for fun.
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  5. KimJ

    KimJ Did you check in the refrigerator?

    Nov 28, 2009
    Yikes! Hope he was ok!
    • We open umbrellas indoors all the time... we set them out in our foyer to dry after use. No rain in the forecast though, so not happening here today.
    • We do knock on wood, but more as a fun little thing rather than actually believing it does anything.
    • Not walking under ladders just seems like good common sense, although depending on the task I do stand under them very carefully to brace the ladder for DH from time to time.
    • My brother was born on a Friday the 13th, so it would be rather rude of me to say that was unlucky. :lol
    So, yeah, I'm not superstitious, but at work, people don't like it if you comment during the slower times that we're not busy, because sure enough, that's when a gigantic rush will hit, so yeah, I do try to respect that, you know, just in case. :giggle
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  6. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

    Jun 28, 2008
    Nah. I can't really say I'm superstitious about anything. Especially about black cats. We had a barn full of black cats when I was growing up and I loved them, so I was shocked when I found out they were supposed to be bad luck. :giggle
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  7. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

    Dec 15, 2017
    I'm really not superstitious about anything I can think of.
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  8. gonewiththewind

    gonewiththewind I choose joy.

    Dec 15, 2009
    I say I'm not superstitious, but sometimes I am. :giggle

    If I find a penny, I'll pick it up. All day long I'll have good luck!

    If there's a fountain, I'll throw a coin in to bring something good my way.

    Most of my superstitions are from my Granny and are about New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. No washing on New Year's Day as you'll be washing money away (some say washing a loved one away - man, that's brutal). Also, we eat black eyed peas and greens to bring money.
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  9. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic I like my pillow Rock hard

    Feb 28, 2012
    I didn't know I was supposed to be saying 7 9 13 while I knock wood! Maybe that's why it usually doesn't work for me :giggle

    That is such a cool page!!

    Same :)

    For sure, I don't say anything like that. Every single time I say I might have some down time out loud, something comes up :giggle

    I love black cats :) I've had several!
    Hmmmmm :hummm:giggle

    I do make black eyed peas and cabbage on New Year's Day, and will always pick up that penny...but only if it's heads up :giggle
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  10. scarletsierra

    scarletsierra Riding in the Neil mobile

    Jul 9, 2009
    I wouldn't say I'm terribly superstitious. That said, "knock on wood" is in my lexicon. And I *do* seem to notice when big events or deaths happen in 3s. Oh and baseball. As a Cubs fan there was quite a lot of superstitious lore connected to our fandom.
  11. dawnmarch

    dawnmarch Actually, no. You are not funny!

    Jan 10, 2015
    I can’t think of anything I’m superstitious about.
  12. QuiltyMom

    QuiltyMom I'll never run out of things to do!

    Feb 3, 2012
    Nope. Not at all. But I agree with @KimJ - it’s plain common sense not to walk under a ladder in case something falls on you, although I’ve done it many times if someone’s asked me to hold the ladder for them.

    I remember once my sisters and I jokingly threw salt over our shoulders, and my mom immediately told us to sweep and wash the floors for wasting salt and making a mess. We never did that again, obviously!
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  13. AJK

    AJK I plead the 5th ...

    Apr 18, 2012
    Me neither. :)
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  14. HavaDrPepper

    HavaDrPepper Space. The final frontier

    Dec 27, 2015
    Pretty much the same for me. Although I can "knock on wood" and know it is real wood since I have many Longaberger baskets in every room in my house. LOL
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