By Braddah Lance
I've always wondered who da heck makes up superstitions/lores dat we've grown accustomed to. Do they just sit around and shotgun beers or maybe they just had a bad batch of pakalolo - who knows.
Today is Friday da 13th - in case you nevah know - and while I've nevah been freaked out about it, apparently choke people are. Amazingly enough there's even a name for it, Paraskavedekatriaphobia, which is "the fear of Friday the 13th".
While just da number "13" doesn't strike fear into me, I don't dismiss it as well. I won't bet against it, I'll nevah wear a jersey printed on it and I'm just glad da dice at da crap tables in Vegas only goes up to 12. I'm not especially going to walk under any ladders or break mirrors but I still "respect" da fact that it's unlucky.
As quoted from Wikipedia:
According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day.
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?
Wassap Wit Dat!
I thought that was already a gimmie on ANY given day!
And da thought that da economy is hit $800 or 900 million on this "special day" is kinda shocking if anything. And, really, wen da heck would ANY airline say NOT to travel?
Are there any superstitions you absolutely "fear"? Do you purposely avoid any bad luck omens - black cats, cracks on da sidewalk, whistling at night? Are you afraid of anything? Off tangent a little, but wat's da scariest movie you've evah saw?
FGF will always trump Friday da 13th....... well, untill WWD! rolls around.