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Pretend you are dying and you want to stave off “The Grim Reaper.” If you deliberately smash a mirror, doesn’t that ensure that you will be around another seven years, to have all of that bad luck?

Asked by JackAdams (6515points) August 22nd, 2008

If you die before the seven years has elapsed, then that would prove that smashing a mirror does not cause seven years of bad luck after all, right?

August 22, 2008, 7:47 PM EDT

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xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

I think that I understand what you’re saying, if so then I’m guessing you could say that you dying would part of the bad luck, and then for the next 7 years bad luck things would happen to your grave. Say if you didn’t break the mirror then some crazy new treatment might be approved at the last minute and it saved your life and many others.

lefteh's avatar

Please tell me you are kidding.

gailcalled's avatar

@JA: perhaps too many hypothetical questions for one day?

sndfreQ's avatar

I’d say go hide under the frizzer for the next seven years to be on the safe side. If the neighbors can’t find you, Mr. Reaper doesn’t stand a chance.

gailcalled's avatar

Unless spargett smells something odd and feels the need to housekeep.

lefteh's avatar

In a few days’ time, nobody will understand that joke.

gailcalled's avatar

But today it works.

Hobbes's avatar

Here’s what would happen: you would still be dying, and have a smashed mirror and possibly a bloody hand.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

Why would you choose seven more guaranteed shitty years of life over dying?

gailcalled's avatar

@Melted: Having a bad day? Sorry.

JackAdams's avatar

The original question was pretty-much rhetorical, and assumes that the reader might BELIEVE that breaking a mirror brings 7 years of so-called “bad luck,” and that to experience the “bad luck,” one has to continue living for another 7 years.

August 23, 2008, 3:10 PM EDT

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

@ Gail: Hahah, no, not particularly. I guess I’m just pessimistic by nature. If breaking a mirror gave you seven years of bad luck that you would absolutely have to live out, it seems silly to pick that over dying.

stratman37's avatar

Yeah, it worked for Methusela for 969 years.

gailcalled's avatar

@Mr.Melted (and never mind that the question is ridiculous not worth spending time on.)

marinelife's avatar

I don’t know, Jack, dying seems like pretty bad luck to me.

JackAdams's avatar

Agreed. that’s precisely why i plan on smashing several mirrors per day, when I get into my 80s.

August 23, 2008, 9:05 PM EDT

marinelife's avatar

After having just spent three weeks caring for my 84-year-old mom who was incontinent at night, confused during the day, frustrated and crabby about her inability to be independent all the time, I am planning on a handful of pills.

JackAdams's avatar

Gee, I hope not!

The world is a better place, with YOU in it!

August 23, 2008, 11:07 PM EDT

marinelife's avatar

Well, not until I hit that stage, which I hope is a good long while yet. (And, thank you.)

JackAdams's avatar

You write good and highly intelligent posts.

That means you are NEEDED!

I learn a lot from you!

August 23, 2008, 11:27 PM EDT

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