By Braddah Lance
Wat da heck is dat you ask?
Well if you look in most building elevators taller than 13 floors, you know wat I'm getting at. If you love da baker's dozen, you should have it partially figured out...
If you believe that "Jason" cannot/will not die, you one shmart buggah!
Paraskavedekatriaphobia is "the fear of Friday the 13th".
While I don't have a fear of the number "13" - especially on a Friday - I don't dismiss it as well. I'm not particularly going to walk under any ladders or break mirrors any time soon but I still "respect" da fact dat it's unlucky.
As quoted from Wikipedia:
Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. "It's been estimated that [US]$800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day".
Despite this, representatives for both Delta and Continental Airlines say that their airlines don't suffer from any noticeable drop in travel on those Fridays.
17 to 21 million people don't even wanna get out of bed cause of Friday the 13th? I thought dat was already a gimmie on ANY given day!
Do you have any superstitions you absolutely "fear"? Do you purposely avoid any bad luck omens like not stepping on cracks on a sidewalk or running away wen you see a black cat?
I personally don't evah bet on numbah 13, I try not whistle at night and I most definitely stay away from da numbah 6.
Silly, but bad luck seems to be all around me anyways so I'm actually not phased wen it happens but wen good luck comes about, das wen I'm surprised.
Wassup Wit Dat! yeah?
So just for today, face it head on and kick "13's" okole..... or just call in sick and blame it on paraskavedekatriaphobia.