I’m not a superstitious person. I don’t think opening an umbrella indoors is bad luck, the same as I don’t think walking underneath a ladder or letting a black cat cross your path will do the same either. I have two black cats, so I’d be in a world of trouble if it was. I don’t mind superstitious people, everyone has little quirks or things they do/believe to get them through the day, so if you think stepping on a crack in the sidewalk will cripple your mother, for God’s sake, don’t step on the crack. Don’t wear black on Friday the 13th, don’t break any mirrors, throw salt over your left shoulder if you spill any, and cross yourself whenever you pass a church. Do you, boo. Do you.
You know, I take one thing back. I am superstitious about one thing — if a pitcher is throwing a perfect game or a no-hitter….DON’T TALK ABOUT IT. DON’T SAY IT. DON’T EVEN HINT AT IT. I expect plenty of baseball fans to comment below about how ridiculous that is and how fans talking about the in-progress perfecto isn’t going to make the pitcher suddenly cough up a meatball, but it’s just one of those things that I can’t abide, no matter how dumb it sounds. I know Vin Scully does it all the time, and if St. Scully does it who am I to say otherwise, but no one is going to yell at Vin for saying so-and-so on the Dodgers is throwing a perfect game/no hitter. I’ll yell at you if YOU do it, though. Oh, and because it’s Friday…enjoy.