Superstitions! Do you believe in them?
Like a black cat crossing your way leads to something bad happening to you or breaking of glass is not pious or someone calling you from behind when you’re stepping out of the house shall lower the chances of your work done?
I have seen lot of people knowing more of these than I can barely count on my fingers. These that I’ve mentioned here are maybe the oldest ones that we all have heard. Also, general observation states that old people do believe in these as compared to the younger generations.
Though no one has experimented yet with the superstitions like actually trying to go out and let someone call from behind and check whether the work is done or not. Nothing to prove these, at least not in my knowledge, but we still seem to be following them-willingly, unknowingly and forcibly.
Just day before yesterday when we were returning home from the mall, it was an almost empty road except a biker and us in the car. Few miles ahead of us a black cat crossed our way and of course the biker saw that too. He very interestingly stopped at that very point and waited for us to cross first! Smart huh! The moment we crossed he too followed us 🙂 Me & H smiled and said let’s see- Que Sera Sera! And we reached home intact.
Okay, so I’m not saying that these superstitions are totally rubbish and just a scare in people’s mind. After all whatever has been tagged under the head of ‘superstitions’ must carry some significance which is unknown to us, at least me. All I’m saying is we can’t just stick to these all the time. There will be times when we will have to overlook them and move on.
There is one thing I surely believe in and that is: Whenever something is going to take place in my life-a big event, a small change, a deal, job interviews, movie plans, a holiday, even a luncheon etc… If I brag about it quiet early and get over excited about it-it surely fails! And this has been proven all the time. Hence I consciously keep a low key before I make it public :). Now I don’t know whether to call it a superstition or just being careful or whatever.
But I’ve to admit that of late I’ve created one superstition 😛 I and Smitha play scrabble on FB quiet frequently [?] make that all the time actually 😉
So, whenever I make a bingo or a nice move scoring big points she does ‘oooh’ and the moment she types in this word I’m sure to lose that game! Oh and this has happened now almost umpteen times. Proven record that hence I can safely say that this superstition works.
So what’s your take on superstitions? Do you have any?