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stressedbeyond123 Mon 03-Dec-18 14:59:15

I always say i don't believe in them, but whenever i see a magpie on its own i always have to salute it. My Step-Daughter always says good morning Mr Magpie (regardless of time of day!?)

I honestly don't think that something bad will happen if i don't do it, i just do it out of habit, with a little bit of "you never know" thrown in.

Happy enough to walk under ladders and what ever else is considered a superstition

Please let me know i'm not the only little weirdo who does smile

ThatOneHurt Mon 03-Dec-18 15:08:08

I did a dissertation on this!

I no longer have superstitions in quite the same way, but I will attempt to avoid putting new shoes on a table, opening an umbrella indoors and walking under a ladder.

adultcat Mon 03-Dec-18 15:09:05

No new shoes on the table and don't cut your nails on a Friday or Sunday!

stressedbeyond123 Mon 03-Dec-18 15:19:38

i've heard of don't put new shoes on a table, but never cutting nails on a Friday or Sunday!

@ThatOneHurt - that sounds interesting!

stressedbeyond123 Mon 03-Dec-18 15:20:25

I just thought of one my sister has.

if she has seen the back of an ambulance, she will hold her collar until she sees a dog....i have no idea what the hell she is thinking with that tbh with you lol x

MaMaMaMySharona Mon 03-Dec-18 15:28:49

I can't walk over 3 drain covers in a row on a street, I either have to jump over one or go around (which has proven difficult in places like Oxford Street!)

I also don't put new shoes on the table.

stressedbeyond123 Mon 03-Dec-18 15:41:39

I'd love to know where these stem from?!

yoyo1234 Mon 03-Dec-18 17:17:27

Magpies ( me and DH always count them ....).

almightysockbandit Tue 04-Dec-18 15:28:08

My grandad had many but the strangest is not bringing peacock feathers into the house

Geekster1963 Tue 04-Dec-18 15:30:22

MaMa I was just going to say about the three drain covers in the street.

CardsforKittens Tue 04-Dec-18 15:35:39

I have none. I avoid walking under ladders but that's just common sense: I don't want anything dropped on me from a height. I suppose I don't believe that bad luck is caused by anything in particular (except maybe gravity).

ImNotReallyAWaitress Tue 04-Dec-18 15:35:58

Haha I do the salute the magpie thing too, no idea where it even came from!

Sitranced Tue 04-Dec-18 15:56:14

I don't do the washing on New Years day although its not really for superstition reasons though more like lazy arse reasons.

thecatsthecats Tue 04-Dec-18 16:02:27

Even though I lost any vestige of Christianity years ago, I still do the odd prayer on the off chance. Oh, and I have lucky knickers - Christmas ones that get worn all year round (well, on occasions where I need a lucky charm, anyway).

MamaLovesMango Tue 04-Dec-18 16:03:02


I often salute pigeons just to be on the safe side....

crosser62 Tue 04-Dec-18 16:04:46

Telling anyone about pregnancy before 12 weeks.
It’s a wierd and strange one very personal to my wierd and strange brain.

IndianaMoleWoman Tue 04-Dec-18 16:12:56

Mine is about digital clocks, so I have no idea where it came from. If I look at the time and the two numbers are the same, eg 16:16, then that’s good luck. But if it’s a minute away, eg 16:15 or 16:17, then it’s bad luck. All four numbers the same (11:11 or 22:22) is extra good luck, as is 12:34 because the numbers are in sequence. All other times are just normal and have no special significance.

I don’t know anyone else who does this, but then I don’t tell people because it’s so weird!

SpoonBlender Tue 04-Dec-18 16:28:46

crosser that one's perfectly normal, can't trust a pregnancy before 12 weeks. Almost everyone keeps it quiet until that scan just in case.

Where's the "no new shoes on the table" thing from? Never heard of that one.

Mine is a confidence booster - I like wearing my brightest undies when I'm going to an important meeting (business or pleasure).

IJustLostTheGame Tue 04-Dec-18 16:47:41

If I use salt for anything I have to flick a wee bit over my left shoulder.

starlight45 Tue 04-Dec-18 16:53:42

I have to say good morning sir to magpies.
Shoes on the table. But that's also hygienic.

TheMonaOgg Tue 04-Dec-18 16:57:54

I surreptitiously make crosses in the air with a free finger if I see a dead animal when I'm driving. Has to be to 12 times. I'm not religious or superstitious as a rule but can't stop doing it.

JustABetterPlayer Tue 04-Dec-18 17:31:52

That shooting rabbits is best done in months containing the letter ‘r’.

mumsiedarlingrevolta Tue 04-Dec-18 17:34:07

When I saw your title I said "Magpies"
I usually try a covert salute but it must be done grin
I will sometimes also ask after his wife...
but will never admit that IRL

LEMtheoriginal Tue 04-Dec-18 17:39:34

Where to begin......

Magpies ....obvs
Walking over three drains
Shoes on table - i refused to put dd's
christening shoes on her as MIL put them on table (despite being askrd not to).
Clothes inside out - i can't change them i have to wear something else.
Cannot walk home the same way i left.
Picket fences (outong) I have a phobia.
Morris men - get to fuck.

Ladders ok if i cross my fingers
Black cats are good luck

I pray to St Antony if i lose something.

Im sure there's more....blush

Im a highly educated woman grin

LEMtheoriginal Tue 04-Dec-18 17:42:29

@almightysockbandit yes - peacock feathers was one of my mothers. And lilies. Also those rosette cacti are bad luck if they flower.

Number 27 isnt great either hmm

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