Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I’m superstitious to the point where it’s pretty annoying. I believe in so many (maybe even too many?) superstitions…
The number one superstition I believe in that my mom always warned me about is keeping my purse or wallet off the floor. She says that if you put your purse on the floor your money will “run away.” Meaning, it will be gone/spent faster than you know it.
I also believe $50 bills are bad luck. One of my managers told me this once so I looked it up and read a lot about why or how it came to be. The legend actually started up in Las Vegas–gamblers considered it bad luck so I’m even more careful with keeping 50 dollar bills on me since I live here now. At work, I’ll ask for smaller bills or I will get them changed out right away if my customer only has $50’s on him for some reason.
Some say $2 bills are bad luck but I think the opposite. I think those are good luck. I have no reason for this. I just believe they’re good.
The superstition that annoys people (aka boyfriend) the most is the one I have about when someone accidentally steps on the back of my feet…that’s bad luck. So, to reverse the curse, the person who stepped on the back of my feet has to draw an “X” on my back with their finger and then, give me a light shove forward. Boyfriend hates this one because I have mini panic attacks when strangers step on the back of my feet and I can’t ask them to reverse the curse.
Everyone knows about spilling salt, right? 9 (or more but never less) grains of salt over my left shoulder every time.
Opening umbrellas indoors = BAD LUCK!
If you break a mirror, you’re cursed with SEVEN YEARS of bad luck!
If you walk past a pole or column with a group of people or just one other person, it’s bad luck to “split the pole.” For instance; if you walk past a STOP sign, everyone should pass it on one side; to the left or to the right. If one member passes on the right when everyone else is on the left…that’s bad luck for each and every one who walked past!
I don’t like when black crows fly across my view. This means bad things will happen to someone close to you; usually health wise.
Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head…if you know of any other ones I need to know about, please, let me know in my comments!!
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