Friday, 11 January 2013
I Wouldn't Say I'm Superstitious
I don't believe opening a bag of crisps upside down is bad luck either (apparently someone said this to me once - I think I was a teenager at the time). These sort of 'modern' superstitions I definitely don't believe in. I mean, superstition goes back to the years of when witches were burnt at the stake, right? Was Walkers Crisps around then?
For obvious reasons you shouldn't walk under a ladder. I mean, something might fall on your head. You're just making your own bad luck there.
Therefore, I would say I am not superstitious. However, I do believe in jinxing things. Like, I won't tell everyone my new address until I am firmly in the house and under the roof and have got the keys. Like, I wasn't going to start packing up this house until I got a move date. I'm still nervous that I am now packing boxes, and although I have a move date, we haven't actually exchanged yet.
I don't like wanting things to happen, i.e. looking forward to events too much. I don't believe it till it's happening, if that makes sense.
Therefore, I am packing boxes praying, hoping, pleading it won't jinx me moving house.
What about you? Are you superstitious? Do you have to salute a magpie?