If you’re superstitious, don’t look at the calendar
I admit to being somewhat superstitious. I followed the same pregame rituals when I played varsity basketball at Marshall High School. I’d rather not have that black cat cross my path. I won’t walk carelessly under a ladder if I can just as easily walk around it.
But I won’t change any plans for tomorrow, which is Friday the 13th.
Did you know that sparrows supposedly carry the souls of the dead and that it is bad luck if you kill one? I didn’t until I read that on a website about superstitions today. Maybe that explains my disappointing prep basketball career—as a teenager, I used to shoot sparrows at Dad's family farm.
What about you? Are you superstitious? Which superstitions might cause you to do something differently?
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