Friday 9 November 2012

#OBTreat Orangeberry Trick or Treat - Top 10 Superstitions by KJ Jackson

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Top 10 Superstitions
I knock on wood all the time.
I cringe a bit if I’m forced to walk under a ladder, but will still do it, and then knock on wood.
I see a black cat, and I search for a tuft of white.
Have been known to throw salt over my shoulder.
I believe that karma will take care of those that cut me off in traffic.
No umbrellas opened inside (bad luck) – a tricky one, because when they’re wet, well, what constitutes “open?” You need to shake it a bit. A knock on wood usually takes care of the ambiguity.
Find a penny, pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck. Let’s be honest. The penny is not what it used to be in regards to cash flow. But I still pick them up anyway, after an internal dialogue about what I’m going to do with the penny and is it really worth it to bend over? Old habits…
Wishbones. I keep a couple of old wishbones in my house, just in case I need an influx of good luck (assuming I get the bigger half upon snapping it). Haven’t had to use one in a long while, and, knock on wood, hope I keep them, intact and around for a long, long time.
Crossing fingers for good luck. This one I use more for others – “I’m crossing my fingers for you.” Rarely used for my own fortune. Still, I’m sure of its positive karma output.
Frog in the house brings good luck. This was a new one to me a few years ago. My mom told me about it with the gift of a frog frame. She has since filled our home with a variety of froggy knick-knacks, that are now scattered about. I’m not gonna tempt the fates on this one. And will probably do it to my own children once they’re grown. If I can’t keep them safe in person, this frog will just have to do…


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