Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Superstition ain't the way...

You've got to hand it to Stevie, he certainly knows how to throw a tuneful ditty together; I just wish I could go along with the above lyric.

I've posted before about my absurd obsession with magpies (twice in fact) and how I feel duty bound to salute whenever I see them.

I'm fully aware that we have a Friday 13th day after tomorrow, but it also happens to be Mum & Dad's 44th wedding anniversary (note: 4 years before I was born, contrary to popular belief) so it's certainly brought them both their fair share of luck.

Hell, I even manage to fret about wearing the right socks (although I got it wrong yesterday, forgetting that I had taken Monday off).

Aware of my need to spend around 4000 miles in the air over the next week or so, I'm sure a bit of extra luck wouldn't go amiss, so you can imagine my reaction when I spilt a container full of salt all over the kitchen floor this evening. I immediately knelt down and picked up a pinch with my right hand and threw it over my left shoulder (cop that you little devil) then looked on in dismay when I realised I would just have to run the hoover (or more accurately, Sanyo) even further round the kitchen floor.

Question is, what do I do when I come to empty the vaccum cleaner into the bin? Does that count as spilling it again? Then,what about when I put the bin liner into the wheelie bin?

Either way, it's lucky for Tesco I suppose as I'll have to buy some more salt...

3 comments:

delcatto said...

"We're Doomed, I tell ye Captain Mainwaring...he's spilt yon salt and we're all doomed".

I've got Friday 13th as a day off...I might not believe in it but too many others do and they'll phone us for help.

LuvlyLittleSister said...

I reckon spilling salt is lucky. It means you don't get to eat it or add it to your food, which is unhealthy; you don't get overrun by snails or slugs and if you spread it around the floor you can play indoor skating in your kitchen. In fact, I'm off to throw some salt around right now...

Seany said...

Perhaps you're both right - I may spend tomorrow chasing black cats under ladders...