Saturday, April 11, 2015

Don't JINX it!

I am one of those superstitious type folks who believes that if you say something or do something (especially something veering from the norm) that you will jinx the outcome of an event or your entire day.

I always- ALWAYS- put my right shoe on first. And take it off first. Always. I've tried to switch it around but I cannot make myself do that. The thought that passes through my mind when I do try to put the left shoe on first is something like, "No. Something will go very, very wrong today if I do that."

I know it's ridiculous, but I still put that right shoe on first.

During football season, I'm the same way. If a sports announcer makes just the right negative comment about a team, that team is jinxed and they will lose. And they do.

During the summer months (which span way more than three months) I NEVER ask, "Can it get any hotter?" because, if I do, I might jinx it and the answer might be in the affirmative and that would be worse than the unbearable levels the heat already reaches.

Basically, if it's going to be jinxed, I am not the one who's going to do it, if I can help it.

This is me, during football season:

The rest of the year, I'm focusing on the shoes and not asking if it can get any hotter.

This is Day 10 of the A-Z Challenge!


  1. Pam, I think we all have our little crazy things we always do to keep that jinxing monster away!! Great post!

    1. I hope so! I wouldn't want to be in the crazy boat by myself. LOL Thanks!

  2. What a cute post! Funny, I have some of the same "jinxes", wink. Thanks for the smiles this Sunday morning. Blessings

  3. This made me think of when I was a child if I really wanted something to happen I would think the opposite because I was convinced if I thought about what I wanted I would jinx it and things would not turn out the way I wanted. So I get this

    1. I did that too! Wait. That happened yesterday. LOL :)

  4. It's funny how hard it is to shake off some of these superstitions. Our rational brain is saying "oh, come on, how can putting one shoe on first instead of the other" make any difference. Meanwhile, survival brain is screaming, "You touch that shoe and I am OUT of here!!!"


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