I was in line the other day when when the woman in front of me opened her purse and a few coins spilled out on the floor. I reached down to help her pick them up and she swatted my hand as I reached for a few pennies that were laying on the ground.. She smiled and said ‘sorry, I didn’t want you to pick up that penny that was heads up because that is bad luck but you can grab that penny that is heads up for good luck!” I returned the smile and picked up the coins that were faced heads up. I handed them to her and told her thanks for the advice. It got me thinking about all of the other superstitions that I have heard over the years. For example, not to put your purse on the floor because that means that you will lose money. Which I wonder if that is true or just a good reason not to put it on the floor so it doesn’t get dirty, no one steps on it or you leave it by accident.
So I guess that superstition is a belief that people have for one reason or another to prevent bad things from happening and also in hopes that good things will happen. Some are traditions that have been sent down from families while others seem to be a universal traditions. So what are some of the superstitions that you do? What ones have you heard about that you use yourself?
Carol H. April 4, 2014 | 2:37 pm
It's funny that you posted this! My mom is one of the most superstitious people I know. She was born in Russia and she was taught that when a bird poops on your car that is a sign of good luck. To me that is a sign to go wash your car!