The Many Works of Pat Hatt
June 8, 2015
I was out and about for an appointment the other day, there was sun, people walking here and there and the rest, I’m sure you don’t care. A usual sight, with a sign that said Your instead of You’re, but I’ll let that go. Contractors were working on a building and they had a ladder set up. I stood and watched for a second and every single person I watched, 23 to be precise, went around the ladder. At least 8 of them, 7 women and 1 man, acted like it was the boogeyman.
So me being me, I walked straight ahead and right under the ladder. Then came the dirty look. Then came the glare. Then came the, “How could you do that? You’ll have bad luck, blah blah blah….” I tuned the rest out. It was some crazy woman waiting for the bus. I guess she had nothing better to do. I just kept walking thinking how stupid people can be. How is it people still believe superstition stuff that only cavemen would find believable?
The floor has no 13 on it, it has a 14. I feel so much better. Pffft, the floor is still the 13th floor, no matter what the name says. At least for those that can count.
I smash a mirror and now I have seven years bad luck. Pffft once more. Two made up notions, luck and superstition. Wow, those who believe that are on a roll.
I get cat hair up my nose and it will go to my brain and give me bad luck for life. Hmm, you never heard that one? I just made it up. Let’s see if it sticks and if in 100 years gullible fools still believe it.
Have you ever been given a glare for walking under a ladder? Would you walk under it on purpose like me? Any other superstition stuff you find dumb? Superstitious at your sea? I hope not.
Enjoy life, forget the strife.