Well my brilliant husband, a Ronaldino wannabe, could find nothing better to do with my son’s football than to send it crashing into a mirror that I had placed outside as decorative element, tucked I thought safely away from ‘children’ destructive play. I guess I never took into consideration the inner teenager of my husband. The mirror was shattered into many little shards of glass. I was pissed! (of course he and children were safe)
After I got over it a thought flashed into my mind briefly… oh does this mean 7 years of bad luck?! I quickly chided myself for such a foolish thought, because with God at my side why should I fear a silly broken mirror! But it makes you wonder, how many times do we see some of the traditional superstition no – nos like a black cat or leaning ladder and unconsciously step aside or away from it.
I know that there is a particularly silly one in Trinidad involving pepper sauce (hot sauce). It states that you should never hand a bottle of hot sauce to anyone especially a friend as this would lead to a a big fight possibly ending your friendship. You should place next to the person and then they can pick up and put on food. This is one that I find myself doing adamantly even though I know it is silly and superstitious.
So what silly superstitious things do you find yourself succumbing too?